Each year, the region's three major local health systems continue to add procedures and expand facilities to upgrade their services. All have implemented electronic health records.
Riverside Health System, headquartered on the Peninsula, added a 250,000-square-foot addition, the Pavilion, to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News in early 2013. In May, it opened the Doctors' Hospital in Williamsburg, a new freestanding hospital. It continues to expand its services to the elderly through PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and in early 2014 instituted Riverside House Calls for qualifying seniors.
Surgeons at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News use the MAKOplasty technique, a computer-assisted robot, for hip replacement and partial knee replacement. Orthopedic surgeons from across the country and overseas have visited to learn the procedure. With more "minimally invasive" orthopedic procedures, it is increasingly offering them on an outpatient basis. A doctor in its Liver Institute participated last year in a breakthrough clinical trial for the treatment of Hepatitis C.
Sentara Healthcare continues to expand its heart programs, and its Norfolk hospital is a transplant center. It also has a dedicated orthopedic wing at the CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, and has introduced 3D mammography,or tomosynthesis, at several sites in the region.
The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is the largest center of its kind in the world, offering treatment primarily for prostate, breast, head and neck cancers. It is now accepting patients from the Middle East in an exclusive arrangement, while its experts consult on establishing the first proton therapy institute in that region. Through a partnership with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, the institute is now able to offer cancer treatment to children.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton tripled the space for women's health care when a clinic opened in fall 2012 and also expanded its mental health care for veterans.
Expansion has also been occurring among the region's safety net clinics that serve low-income and uninsured patients, and several have added basic dental services. Project Care coordinates free specialty care for the clinics' patients.
Hospitals and major medical centers
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2 Bernadine Drive, Newport News. 757-886-6000. Faith-based health system has several facilities throughout the state. Maternity services, a liver institute, digital mammography, and orthopedic specialists are among its services.
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. 757-668-7000. The state's only free-standing children's hospital serves the region. A satellite facility, Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, is at 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. http://www.chkd.org.
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, 40 Enterprise Parkway, Hampton; 877-251-6838. http://www.hamptonproton.org. The eighth such cancer-treatment facility in the United States and the world's largest.
Riverside Doctors' Hospital, 1500 Commonwealth Ave., Williamsburg. 757-585-2200. Almost 10 years in the planning, it opened in May 2013; emergency department, certified as a primary stroke center.
Riverside Regional Medical Center, 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. 757-594-2000. http://www.riversideonline.com. Full-service hospital, emergency room and Level II Trauma Center, also certified as a primary stroke center.
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, 7519 Hospital Drive, Gloucester. 804-693-8800.
Sentara CarePlex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. 757-736-1000. http://www.sentara.com. Has a dedicated orthopedic wing.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk. 757-388-3000. The heart hospital is a transplant center and also involved in cutting-edge research.
Sentara Obici Hospital, 2800 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk. 757-934-4000.
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, 100 Sentara Circle, Williamsburg. 757-984-6000.
1st Medical Group, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton; 757-764-6833. http://www.langley.af.mil.
McDonald Army Health Center, 576 Jefferson Ave., Fort Eustis. 757-878-7500, 1-800-304-9863; mcdonald.narmc.amedd.army.mil/default.aspx.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth. 757-953-5000. http://www.nmcp.med.navy.mil
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 100 Emancipation Drive, Hampton. 757-722-9961. http://www.hampton.va.gov.
Safety net clinics
Community Free Clinic, 727 25th St., Newport News. http://www.nnfreeclinic.org. 757-594-4060.
Lackey Free Clinic, 1620 Old Williamsburg Road, York County. http://www.lackeyfreeclinic.org. 757-886-0608.
Olde Towne Medical Center, Provides comprehensive health care (including obstetrical) to uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare patients. 5249 Olde Towne Road, Suite D, Williamsburg. email@example.com; 757- 259-3258.
Southeastern Virginia Health System. Multiple locations serving the uninsured and underinsured. 757-380-8709. http://www.pich.org.
Community mental health
Colonial Behavioral Health, 1657 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg. 757-220-3200. http://www.colonialbh.org.Serves Williamsburg, Poquoson, James City County and York County.
Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, 300 Medical Drive, Hampton. 757-788-0300. http://www.hnncsb.org. Serves residents of Hampton and Newport News.