Sentara Leigh Hospital

81%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
8% higher than the national average

81%

Would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

Sentara Leigh Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%68%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%53%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%68%66%

Sentara Leigh Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%68%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%74%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Good is absolutely wonderful! She is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I wouldn't replace her! God bless her!

S. Tiggle Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Goode

T. OConnell Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Hudson

I have seen Dr. Dye for several years. He is focused and caring - professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable.

Sylvia Bitler Jul 06 2020

Review for Dr. Dye

I have worked with Dr. Johnson both as a Nurse in the ICU and as a patient. He is an excellent physician, very knowledgable and caring. He's a good listener and easy to talk with. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson

Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

KRichardson Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Waters

Very professional atmosphere

MICHAEL FABRIZIO ISD Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Fee

Ronald Lauster Sr Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gamsey

Dr. Michael Cannon is the first and only rheumatologist with whom I've had an appointment. He is well versed in his profession and gave me a thorough examination to give me a diagnosis.

Jo R Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Cannon

Michelle Williams Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gondusky

Dr. Parks is incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent clinician. She is very compassionate and attentive. Highest recommendation.

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Parks

Mary L. Barrett Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Taylor

Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Skees

Very attentive, caring and knowledgeable. Takes time to really listen and pursue options. Goes above and beyond to help.

R Maddrey Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Anjum

LEROY WHITEHURST Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Vincent

Very professional and efficient. Thank you for your wonderful care.

Cherie Tunney Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Mendu

Dr Backens is always very professional and It’s very easy to understand his directions and diagnosis. Excellent Doctor.

Joanne Picataggi Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

VJS Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Gamsey

Dr. Robinson was very clear and direct with my care. He spent a good deal of time with me and did not rush to get out of the room. I thought he took the appropriate time and was very clear with all my options.

Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Robinson

Dr Fenderson has been our Physision for many years. One of his best attributes is that he listens to what you say and acts on it. We will miss him greatly.

Lee and Dave Capwell Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Fenderson

I have been a patient of Dr. Bakens for several years. He is patient kind and always takes as much time as needed to answer any questions or concerns. He even calls you to go over tests results personally. Would highly recommend him .

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Dr. Makdisi is very informative & compassionate when concerning my health.

Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Makdisi

Jeffrey P. Waters, PhD Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Gondusky

Dr. Zuniga is caring and thorough. She has been my primary physician for many years and I value her judgment and attentiveness!

Gail Theriault Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Zuniga

Dr Gaglione is the best primary physician I have ever seen. She takes whatever amount of time to get to the bottom of my illness. I trust her judgement and diagnostic abilities. I highly recommend Dr Gaglione!

Jeffrey Watson Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gaglione

John Say Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Fenderson

He is just the best ... can trust that his advice is in my best interest

Margaret Powers Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Had a follow up appointment for a biopsy after a regular physical exam. Dr. Byman was able quickly and painlessly remove the lesion.

Randall Tucker Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Byman

Wait time on hold to notify office I had arrived was very long. After that fine.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Carly B Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

Last visit with him, hes retiring. I have been a patient for 42 years. I hate thinking about finding someone I trust like I trust him. Hes an amazing person and I am sad hes leaving but happy for him to retire.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Fenderson

Very competent and thorough. He's been my doctor for several years and I highly recommend him.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Byman

She is patient and thorough and kind. Best doctor in town!

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hart

Just awesome! Covers all the bases. Great Dr.

Bill Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Gaglione

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Robinson

I was a patient of Dr McDowells here in Virginia. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I followed up with her even after she moved from Suffolk, Va to Norfolk, Va just to get that great service. Hated to see her leave VA, but I can totally recommend her. 5 stars ??

D. Sherrick - Suffolk, Va Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. McDowell

Jeff Brechtelsbauer Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Gondusky

I have had three surgeries with Dr. O'Connell and I trust his opinion and his vast experience in shoulder problems. I have recommended Dr. O'Connell to several of my friends who have also been pleased with their treatment.

L. A. Murden, Jr. Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. O'Connell

Want to thank Dr. Moore for surgically repairing my Achilles. He complete diagnosis providing the extent of the procedure and expected recovery. Thanks again.

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Lall-Trail

Dr. Chad Manke diagnosed and performed surgery replacing my left shoulder. His work is superb, care is thorough, and he is an easy and pleasant doctor to communicate with. As a 70 yr. old, I would recommend him without reservations! Great Doc!

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Manke

Dr. Sullivan and his staff were great They were informative caring and just made the whole testing thing so much easier I strongly recommend this doctor

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

Yasin A. Wahid Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Mirovski

Dr. Payne did my hip replacement. He listened well to my explanations and answered all my questions fully. The entire process was smooth and I was very impressed by the continuous communication. I highly recommend him!

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Payne

HR evaluation and surgery. Dr. Moore is friendly, competent and caring. He did a great job on my HR surgery and follow-up has been excellent. I highly recommend him!

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Moore

Very thorough and considerate. Look forward to many years of service with him as my family physician.

Randy Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Faron Lewis Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Singh

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Byman

Very well satisfied and well informed. Very nice to talk to and she explained all the details .

Zenaida Sabater Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Zuniga

Doctor Backens Is The Best.! My Favorite Doctor Ever.!!! Where Ever He Go. I Follow.!!!

Troy Williams Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Donna Byrne Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

He is very professional and efficient.

Carlotta Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

She took her time examining me and discussing what the problem was.

Jenny Cothern Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

Dr. Backens is extremely personable and thorough in his treatment, whether in-person or by virtual appointment. He has addressed all of my needs and put my mind at ease about all matters.

Cynthia White Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

I followed Dr. Backens from his previous practice because he has consistently shown me a high level of professionalism and topnotch healthcare. This recent visit was more of the same great service.

M. H. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Thank you for getting me an appointment on such short notice! Poison ivy is not much fun to deal with. God bless and thank you again!

Alan M. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

Annual visit.. Love doctor VanSlyke she is great!!!

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

My husband crushed his elbow. Dr Manke put him back together, and it healed beautifully. He gave us the facts, explained how he was going to fix it, and then guided us through his recovery. I highly recommend Dr Manke.

The Morans Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Manke

Patient Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Weiss

Was professional and also very friendly. Saw know worries regarding covid 19. Appointment on time. Very satisfied with entire experience.

M. Daye Terry Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

Dr Shoba Mendu is a great and highly knowledgeable and explains everything well. She spent enough time to go over in details. I will definitely recommend to anyone ??

Everest Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Mendu

Ginger Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Rai

Very thorough, caring and compassionate

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Chidester

Excellent doctor.

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

Dr Erie Byman provides excellent compassionate care. He demonstrates this care through appropriate referral when need to , great listening skills, make return call In a timely manner and offers complete examination. It is my pleasure to recommend Dr Byman.

Charles H. Winslow, M.Div. Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Byman

I have been a patient of Dr. Freeman for over 30 years. He is a trustworthy, caring and knowledgeable doctor. He is easy to talk to and gives good advice.

Susan Etheredge Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Freeman

Dr. Woods was my husband’s family doctor and when we had a baby he saw our son until he was 18. Dr. Woods is the best doctor! He takes time with his patients and answers any concerns you may have.

Yvette Shelor Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Woods

She has been my physician for over 15 years. She listens well. Explains options and pros and cons. You never feel rushed that she needs to go to another patient.

David B. Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Zuniga

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Tiongco

Jun 12 2020

Review for Tammis Seipel

Dr. Sullivan is one of the very best. Always professional, always listens and always does everything he can for his patients. 10/10

S. Nielsen Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

Telehealth follow-up appointment. She's always thorough and very professional, really has a vested interest in my current and my future health goals.

Jenny Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Gaglione

Dr. Byman was great and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Byman

First time seeing DrBackens , my previous family medicine physician retired. I’d used Dr.Fenderson for 35 years. I was impressed with Dr.Backens’ thoroughness and listening skills. All questions were answered and at no time felt rushed.

Tom Leavitt Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Minimal wait, Social distancing is practice in the office. The staff are all very nice and friendly. My doctor is very thorough.

Amy Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hart

John Lucas Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Fenderson

Dr Davis has been my family doc for a lot of years and there is a reason for that. He and his staff are simply fantastic. They are thorough and they care. In my opinion you will not find a finer family medical practice.

Rob Chapman Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Davis

Dr. G is always very interested in my progress towards my goals. I always look forward to our visits.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Gaglione

Dr Zuniga carries a high degree of professionalism in every thing that she does. I am extremely pleased with being her patient. I would recommend her to anyone.

Thomas Loyd Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Zuniga

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Robinson

Dan Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Singh

Very professional and caring. The ver best Doctor I have been associated with in my health care. Excellent.

Andrew Adkins Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

The best of the best.

jim burke Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Asuncion

Chef KEith Reese Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Guter

Everything went well but when I came and waiting to be checked in I was respecting the 6’ rule and receptionist never called me just looked at me and as soon as someone came in helped her right away so I have to wait longer to check in. And Dr. Guter and his assistant was AWESOME ????????

Eloisa Domingo Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Guter

Dr Ford is a straight to the point doctor who knows his stuff and doesn’t go into unnecessary probing or procedures. He helped my jaw problems quickly and efficiently and I would highly recommend him to anyone having issues in his fields.

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Ford

He was very professional and polite.

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Tiongco

I have had several procedures performed by Dr Brian Sullivan. I have found him to be personally approachable, technically proficient, and clinically sound - overall an excellent GI specialist. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking such services.

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sullivan

Bwhedbee Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Johnson

More than I thought the doctor was great and very thoughtful and mostly he listen to me and I felt like he really cared about my health, THANKS

Wanda Crute Jun 07 2020

Review for Dr. Backens

Very nice Dr and helps me with any questions I have

Diligan Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Dizon

From the first visit to my last I felt comfortable with Dr. Griffin as well as his staff. Everyone was extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend Dr. Griffin to anyone needing this type of service.

Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Griffin

What a fantastic Dentist! Painless, professional, and genuinely nice experience. I highly recommend Dr. Rai.

Greg Siegfried Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Rai

I love Dr VanSlyke and am so thankful for her. She listens to my concerns, and recommends sensible care. The office staff has been very efficient and I rarely wait more than 15 mins for my appt.

Deb Smith Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

Answered all my concerns about recent prescription change

Davina Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hart

Highly recommended Dr. VanSlyke!

Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. VanSlyke

I just love Dr Davis. He actually listens and takes action to help with whatever is going on with my health. He has a great staff and they work well together.

Linda Bell Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Davis

Location

Sentara Leigh Hospital

830 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502