Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare said Wednesday that the health system will increase its financial support dramatically for Eastern Virginia Medical School, with a commitment of $130 million during the next five years.
Sentara’s annual funding to EVMS will rise from $9 million to $26 million for 2018 through 2023.
“After 46 years working together, the relationship between Sentara and EVMS has never been stronger,” Henry U. “Sandy” Harris, chair of Sentara’s board of directors, said in a statement. “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.”
EVMS said it will use the additional Sentara funds to establish new programs, bolster existing ones and continue advancing the status of the medical school.