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Welcome to Centra!
On behalf of the Clinical Education Team we would like to welcome you to Centra!  Our team is looking forward to working with you during your Nursing Orientation.  
Our Goal
The goal of general and nursing orientation is to ensure that orientees receive initial information regarding policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements to support practice at Centra. We also aim to familiarize orientees with Centra’s mission, vision, values, and organizational goals.
Electronic Health Record
Centra has transitioned to a new electronic health record, called Cerner, to create a more seamless and efficient patient experience. The new system went live on September 1, 2018. We appreciate your understanding during this time of transition. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with your manager or contact
Your Orientation Schedule
All new employees will attend General Orientation on the Monday of their first week of hire. This class is typically located in the LGH First Colony Conference Room from 8am-5pm. Dress is business casual. If you have any questions regarding General Orientation, please contact your Nurse Recruiter.
In regard to your nursing orientation, click on the tab that corresponds with your title and work location. Your nursing orientation schedule will also be reviewed during Nursing Essentials on Tuesday morning.
You are considered a Hospital RN, LPN, CNA, USA if you work at Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Bedford Memorial Hospital, Southside Community Hospital, or Gretna Medical Center.
You are considered a Senior Care RN, LPN, CNA is you work at Guggenheimer Health & Rehabilitation Center, Fairmont Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center, Summit Health & Rehabilitation, or Oakwood Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Questions or Concerns?
Email the nursing orientation coordinators at or call Professional Nursing Development at (434) 200-4089.


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