November 1, 2013. Charlottesville, VA.
Sentara Healthcare is celebrating 125 years of delivering compassionate and quality care. Sentara has come a long way since the Retreat for the Sick opened in 1888. From its origins as a modest haven for Norfolk’s poor, Sentara has grown into a multi-faceted health system providing health care across Virginia and into North Carolina.
The 125th anniversary is a great opportunity to reflect on the diversity and culture of our heritage. Take a look at our Flickr album filled with historical photos and a timeline highlighting our growth through the past 125 years and recent accomplishments and awards. To learn more about the heritage and history of Sentara Healthcare through the years, view our history page.
While the next 125 years are uncertain, Sentara Healthcare’s mission and focus remain constant: to improve health every day. With the continued support of the community, we will persist in our commitment to providing excellent outcomes for all patients.
Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to have become a part of Sentara Healthcare in June of 2011.
August 6, 2013. Charlottesville, VA. Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to be providing a new treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer. Xofigo® (radium-223 dichloride) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May and is intended to be used in treatment for men whose prostate cancer has spread (or metastasized) to their bones.
“Being able to add Xofigo® to the list of treatment options for our patients further enhances the care we are able to provide our patients,” said Dr. Sylvia Hendrix, a radiation oncologist at Martha Jefferson. “This new drug allows us to deliver radiation directly to bone tumors by binding with minerals in the bone. By doing this, we can spare normal surrounding tissue from significant damage, which is a huge improvement from previous solutions.”
Dr. Charles Myers Jr, an oncologist with the American Institute for Disease of the Prostate, referred one of his patients to receive the first Xofigo® treatment at Martha Jefferson.
“Xofigo is a very important new treatment option for men with prostate cancer bone metastases. It is very effective at relieving bone pain and extends survival. It will allow many men to delay chemotherapy for a significant period of time," commented Dr. Myers.
Xofigo® is given once a month for six months and is injected into a patient’s vein over one minute. A typical appointment for treatment lasts no longer than fifteen minutes.
Sentara CarePlex Hospital, located in Hampton, VA, was the first facility in Virginia to treat a patient with Xofigo.
For more information on Xofigo®, call Martha Jefferson Health Connection at (434) 654-7009.
September 23, 2010Charlottesville, VA. Martha Jefferson hospital is pleased to announce a group of investors has purchased the main hospital facility on Locust Avenue. Octagon Partners, a Charlottesville-based developer, will manage the re-development and shape the future of the site when Martha Jefferson opens its new hospital facility on Pantops Mountain at Peter Jefferson Place next year."We are extremely pleased to be working with the investors and Octagon Partners. We received many responses to our request, but Octagon's proposal best represented the criteria we had set forth for a development partner," said Ron Cottrell, Martha Jefferson Hospital Vice President of Planning.Octagon responded to a Request for Proposal, put out by the hospital in April, for the main hospital building, the parking deck and surface parking lots on the 8-plus acre hospital campus. The hospital will continue to occupy its current facility until the new one is completed. "Octagon Partners are thrilled to be working with Martha Jefferson Hospital on the re-design of the property. We believe it can be transformed into an asset that will continue to benefit the Charlottesville community,” said J.P. Williamson, Principal, Octagon Partners. "We recognize the downtown space is important to the City of Charlottesville and the downtown neighbors and are excited to engage in a dialogue on the adaptive re-use of the Martha Jefferson Hospital facility." Octagon Partners has been involved in several other redevelopment projects in the region, including the Gleason Building and the Hardware Store on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and the former RE Lee High School in Staunton. The hospital will open its new facility on August 28th, 2011. The current facility will be turned over to Octagon no later than January 1st, 2012.
November 19, 2009
Martha Jefferson Hospital has added to its already comprehensive arsenal of cancer care services a state-of-the-art procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS.This non-surgical procedure uses radiation beams to pinpoint brain tumors with sub-millimeter precision. (link to full press release)