Dear Sentara Nurses,
As we navigate this New Year together I want to extend my deepest thanks to each of you for the ongoing, heroic way you have responded to the challenges of these past many months. No one knew last year and certainly not in the upcoming year how long we will be in these unusual times. I am profoundly grateful for the professional and compassionate response our clinical team members have displayed. Not much about the past year has been easy and we are all learning new ways of providing care to our patients and support to each other. One thing I see in the making of our new normal is we are facing these challenges with our collective commitment to safe, high quality, compassionate care. I want to extend my sincerest appreciation for the care and perseverance each of you are demonstrating. This past year has been an extraordinary year to be a nurse, and I am proud of how our clinical teams have and are responding to these unprecedented times. Each of you make a difference to our patients and fulfill our Sentara mission of improving health every day. Together we strive to create an environment of health and healing. It is my pleasure to welcome you to our current Sentara nursing professional practice resources.
With profound gratitude and regards,
Genemarie McGee, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Corporate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer