Sentara executive promoted
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.
She will oversee Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk.
Edwards also will be responsible for the oversight of Sentara Life Care (Seniors) division and Sentara Enterprises, which includes Sentara Home Care and Hospice Services and Medical Transport, LLC. Also falling under her supervision are the Sentara Orthopedic and Oncology services lines.
Edwards rejoined 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.
Edwards has also been overseeing the orthopedic service line and served as 2015 administrative lead for Sentara’s Clinical Performance Improvement executive team.
Sentara Healthcare, based in Norfolk, is an integrated not-for-profit system of 12 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina.