Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters are the major teaching institutions for a metropolitan area of approximately 1.6 million people and together perform approximately 21,000 diagnostic and interventional examinations per year. They are located on the same campus as Eastern Virginia Medical School. Residents also rotate through Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center about 3 miles from the main campus and Portsmouth Naval Medical Center across the Elizabeth River for additional training.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Virginia in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital 2014-15 ranking.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is a 525-bed quaternary care facility, home to the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center and burn trauma unity and a referral center for Southeast Virginia and Northern North Carolina. It is a primary stroke center, has a free-standing Heart Hospital, a busy transplant service for heart, kidney and pancreas transplants. Departments routinely win accolades on US News and World Reports for excellent physicians and outstanding patient care. There are four MRI machines in use including a 3T machine, a magnet used for cardiac MRI, and an open magnet. There are four multidetector CT machines including two 64-slice Lightspeed GE machines and a portable CT providing service for ICUs. The angiography suites include a biplane machine used for neurointerventional procedures. There are three imaging areas including the main department, outpatient imaging and Heart Hospital imaging department, all within the interconnected hospital buildings. Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters is Virginia's only free-standing children's hospital and a major tertiary referral center including busy oncology, sports medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery services. All radiologic equipment is state-of-the-art; a second magnet is being installed this year. Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center is a Catholic charities hospital providing local community based medical and surgical services. Portsmouth Naval Medical Center is the oldest continuously running hospital in the Navy and provides services to 420,000 active duty and retired military members and families in the Hampton Roads area.