In 2010, WebMD Health News ranked Virginia Beach #10 among the fittest cities in America. Also in 2010, Gallup ranked Virginia Beach 8th in leading MSAs for well-being.
From Eastern Virginia Medical School to Sentara Health to LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach has a dynamic core of healthcare and biomedical resources. The region is home Sentara Norfolk General, home to one of the best Cardiac facilities in the world and ranked among "America's Best Hospitals" in U.S. News and World Report for the last ten consecutive years. Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters, a free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital, also calls the Virginia Beach MSA home. Indeed, Virginia Beach encompasses a plethora of trained medical professionals from virtually every aspect of the health industry who are ready and willing to help.
Other accolades . . .
Virginia Beach has also been ranked as one of the nation’s healthiest, fittest cities by groups and magazines that include the Health Network and Public Health Resource Group and Walking magazine.
In 2008, Fit Pregnancy magazine ranked Virginia Beach among the top 10 cities to give birth.
Last updated: Oct 2011