Sentara Healthcare and EVMS specialists in the head and neck -- a specialty known as otolaryngology -- are celebrating the latest hospital rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
The Ear, Nose & Throat program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital maintained its previous ranking of #41 among the top 50 in the nation, according to the rankings released July 21. The program is staffed by EVMS surgeons and is focused on cancers of the head & neck, sinus surgery, facial reconstruction, laryngology and otology (ear surgery). EVMS physicians also provide radiation therapy and other services through the Sentara Cancer Network.
“EVMS and Sentara share a tremendous spirit of collaboration,” said Kurt Hofelich, President of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. “We are proud to be EVMS’s primary teaching hospital and to have their work in the Ear, Nose & Throat specialty recognized by U.S. News.”
Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Dean of the School of Medicine, had similar sentiments.
“Partnerships such as this demonstrate how EVMS and Sentara truly benefit the Hampton Roads community by providing high quality care to our region,” Dr. Homan said. “While we are proud of this ranking, it is the community that wins when Sentara and EVMS collaborate closely.”
In the same rankings, Sentara's Heart Hospital was selected #31 this year, a jump from last year's #44 ranking.