NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Over the next five years, Sentara has decided to increase its previous funding to the Eastern Virginia Medical School from the usual $9 million per year to $26 million, totaling $130 million.
The announcement was made by Sentara’s Board of Directors Chair, Henry U. “Sandy” Harris, on Wednesday.
The healthcare organization hopes the investments made in EVMS’s Academic Medicine and Research will support the organizations’ joint medical campus development as a quaternary mid-Atlantic regional medical center.
“After 46 years working together, the relationship between Sentara and EVMS has never been stronger,” said Sentara Board of Directors Chair, Henry U. ‘Sandy’ Harris. “Together, we are demonstrating the missions of both institutions and keeping the focus on patient care and innovation during this time of change in the health care landscape.”
The additional funds from Sentara will allow EVMS to establish new academic programs, bolster existing ones and continue to advance its status as a nationally recognized medical school, they say.