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Sentara named one of the top health systems in the U.S.

Sentara Healthcare was named a Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. (Photo courtesy of Sentara Healthcare).
Sentara Healthcare was named a Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. (Photo courtesy of Sentara Healthcare).

Sentara Healthcare has been recognized by a national publication for its work in the healthcare industry.

IBM Watson Health named Sentara a Top 15 Health System of 2018, according to a news release from Sentara.

The distinction is broken into three categories: large health system, medium health system and small health system. Sentara won in the large health system category.

Sentara, based in Norfolk, operates 12 hospitals along the Peninsula including in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Hampton.

IBM Watson Health measures the consistency of clinical and operational performance among the individual hospitals within each health system when determining its rankings, according to the release.

Sentara was recognized for its efforts in readmissions, infection reduction, venous thromboembolism prevention and clinical performance.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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