Edwards joins Sentara leadership

Published 10:21 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

Teresa L. “Terrie” Edwards, president of Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk since 2008, has been promoted to corporate vice president for the Sentara Peninsula and Western Tidewater regions.



Edwards will oversee Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk. She will also oversee the Sentara Life Care (Seniors) division and Sentara Enterprises, which includes Sentara Home Care and Hospice Services and Medical Transport.  Edwards will also oversee the Sentara Orthopedic and Oncology services lines.

Edwards re-joined Sentara in 2008 after a stint with Bon Secours hospitals in Richmond. She oversaw the reinvention of Sentara Leigh Hospital through execution of a campus master plan that included doubling the size of the emergency department, modernizing and expanding surgery and sterile support services and construction of two five-story patient towers and a new atrium lobby.

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Edwards also has overseen the orthopedic service line and served as 2015 administrative lead for Sentara’s Clinical Performance Improvement executive team.

Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration through hospital leadership and administration of a large cardiothoracic surgery practice.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she has a served as chair of the ethics committee and regent for the commonwealth of Virginia.

Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from James Madison University and a master’s in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.