Sentara Hospice Liaison is Recognized as Extraordinary. 

Death and dying . . . difficult topics . . . no matter what the setting. Imagine what a challenge it might be to work in a department that cares for the dying and their families every day.

The Sentara Healthcare ACE Award Grand Prize winner is Sandra “Sandy” Allen-Dansby, July-December 2011. Sandy is a registered nurse, who works as a Hospice Liaison in the Hospice Program at  Sentara Enterprises.


According to her co-workers, she is well-suited to serve in hospice care.  Our ACE Grand Prize winner serves as the hospice liaison at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She has been with Sentara Healthcare for 14 years and has never wavered in her commitment to care for patients and their families. Her colleagues describe her as diligent, working long hours to ensure that patients and their families are well informed about their care and about making the transition to home. “She is always efficient when it comes to referrals and she genuinely cares about the patient and their families,” said Brandi Akers in her nomination letter. “Sandy continually goes above and beyond, not only for her patients but for the HCCs (Home Care Coordinators) and case managers,” said Brandy Rood in her nomination.

Sandy is military wife and mother. She knows the meaning of sacrifice. She is disciplined and gets the job done. She is committed to excellence and possesses a deep abiding love for her profession and people. Every day, every patient, every time, Sandy lives the Sentara commitments of:


  • Always keeping her patients safe
  • Always treating them with dignity, respect and compassion
  • Always listening and responding to her patients
  • Always keeping her patients informed and involved and
  • Always working together as a team to provide her patients with quality healthcare

From all of us at Sentara Healthcare, thank you for a job well done.  Sandra Allen-Dansby, you are a part of what makes Sentara great and you enable us to keep our commitment of improving health every day.

Congratulations on your selection as the ACE Award Grand Prize winner.

Got a congratulatory thought for Sandy? Post a comment to Sentara Today and let her know!