Health Care Operators Confident CMS Hospital-at-Home Waiver Will Become Permanent

The explosion of hospital-at-home programs in the U.S. is partly thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Acute Hospital Care at Home” waiver, which will last as long as the public health emergency (PHE) is active. And it’s not shocking that health systems, hospitals and home-based care agencies helping to facilitate hospital-level […]

Home-Based Palliative Program Is Sentara’s Answer to Post-Acute Care Gaps

While palliative care is often considered a hospital-based extension of hospice, one health system is using it to fill the gaps in its home-based service offerings. Sentara Healthcare is partnering with Turn-Key Health to make it happen. The new advanced illness services program uses predictive analytics to identify and enroll patients with a higher risk […]

Business Briefs: New Sentara CEO, Almost Family Completes Acquisition

Sentara Healthcare Announces CEO Stepping Down Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system in Virginia and North Carolina, announced CEO David L. Bernd will be stepping down to retire after 21 years of leading the company. Howard P. Kern, who has served as president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of CEO in […]

Thieves Posing as Home Care Workers Put Providers on Guard

Two women are posing as home care workers with Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, targeting elderly residents as part of a scam to steal valuables from their homes. And this isn’t the first time Sentara — which provides a range of services, including home care, throughout Virginia and North Carolina — has issued a warning against these scams. […]

Virginia Regional Health System to Merge with Sentara Healthcare

Halifax Regional Health System, which includes home health and hospice agencies, has agreed to merge with Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, reports Virginia Business. The South Boston-based health system encompasses Halifax Home Health and Halifax Regional Hospice, a 192-bed hospital, three long-term care facilities with 348 beds (The Woodview, Seasons at the Woodview, and Meadview Terrace), and the […]

Telehealth Partnership Expands Access to At-Home Care for Virginia Seniors

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare and Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE have forged a partnership that will deliver secure, real-time medical consultations to patients with an established regional network of physicians who will be accessible through telephone and online video throughout the state of Virginia, the companies recently announced. Sentara Healthcare will have an equity stake in the […]