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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is committed to providing quality care in the safest environment for our patients and to being transparent in our reporting of this quality data to the public. We regularly submit important information to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Hospital Quality Alliance so patients can compare and assess their options for care.

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Bariatrics & Weight Management

Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery

Awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Distinction Centers recognize select doctors, hospitals and other health care facilities for the high quality, safe care they provide. Each meets a set of rigorous standards to receive the designation. Our bariatric surgery program meets those standards as a Blue Distinction Center+. 

Aetna Institute of Quality

American College of Surgeons

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center

The Breast Center at Chesapeake Regional

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

We have passed a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors who have awarded us their nationally recognized seal of approval. Our accreditation is a validation of the quality standard of care we give our patients. We are the only breast center in the area that has breast surgeons on-site. Our dedicated physicians and caring staff are among the reasons we stand out as one of the top breast centers in the nation.

American College of Radiology

Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Jennings Outpatient Center Ultrasound Department is an ACR-accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. In order to achieve this designation, the department first had to become accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound and ultrasound biopsy. The facility has additional ACR accreditation in MRI and MRI breast biopsy, and is currently in the accreditation process for CT.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

This prestigious designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. In order to achieve this designation, the department first had to become accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound and ultrasound biopsy.

Breast MRI-Accredited Facility

The American College of Radiology's Breast MRI Accreditation Program recognizes the highest level of image quality and patient safety available. The Breast MRI Accreditation Program provides facilities performing breast MRI procedures with peer review and constructive feedback on their staff's qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, safety policies and image quality.

Cancer Care

Commission on Cancer

This program from the American College of Surgeons recognizes programs for their commitment to providing high quality cancer care. The accreditation is recognized by organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Quality Forum, the American Cancer Society and The Joint Commission.


American College of Cardiology Silver Performance Achievement Award

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry® for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2017 award.

American College of Cardiology Accredited as a Chest Pain Center

Chesapeake Regional Chest Pain Center is fully accredited with PCI from the American College of Cardiology. To earn the designation, nationally recognized experts visited Chesapeake Regional to verify that heart attack patients are receiving the most advanced and best possible care. The society has strict criteria and only accredits those facilities that closely follow the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Associations recommendations to improve and save lives.

American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Certification 

Comfort Care

We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four

ComfortCare's Hospice program has achieved Partner Level Four with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the US are Veterans. That's 1,800 people a day - more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service- particularly at the end of life's journey. Chesapeake Regional's Home Health & Hospice program joined We Honor Veterans enabling us to provide for the unique needs of our nation's Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. 


American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Education Accreditation

Accredited by the American Diabetes Association for our Diabetes Education Program.

Digestive Health

 Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

2017 Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Flame Award for Endoscopy

Lab Services

College of American Pathologists Accreditation

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

American Association of Blood Banking Accreditation

  • Accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banking assures high quality standards of care for patients donors and products for all aspects of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, transplantation and relationship testing.

Jennings Outpatient Center

American College of Radiology Accreditation for MRI and Ultrasound

The Jennings Outpatient Center and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Ultrasound Departments have each been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.


The Birthplace (Labor & Delivery)

Blue Distinction


Blue Distinction

Pelvic Health

National Association for Continence Center of Excellence

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Pelvic Health program is designated a Center of Excellence by the National Association for Continence (NAFC), recognizing the hospital's dedication to serving the best interests of patients suffering with pelvic health concerns.


American College of Radiology Gold Seal

Chesapeake Regional's Radiology Department is accredited in both MRI and ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Gold Seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Other ACR accreditations include:

  • Radiation Oncology Accreditation
  • Ultrasound Accreditation
  • Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
  • MRI Accreditation
  • CT Lung Screening Designation

Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation

The Sleep Centers of Chesapeake and of North Carolina have received the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation.


Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Primary Stroke Seal of Excellence

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has earned the Primary Stroke Seal of Excellence from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. Primary Stroke Centers have the capacity to stabilize and treat acute stroke patients. They provide initial, acute care and administer tPA and other acute therapies safely and efficiently.

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus & Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2018. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Safety & Security

Program of Distinction from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare was the 32nd organization in the United States, and the first organization in the state of Virginia, to receive the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Program of Distinction recognition for security department accreditation. The IAHSS Program of Distinction acknowledgement recognizes security programs where 70 percent of the officers, managers and directors are IAHSS certified. CRH's security department was recognized with 100 percent of its 20 officers certified through IAHSS.

Transitional Care Clinic

2018 Health Quality Innovators First Place in Collaboration

Health Quality Innovators (HQI), an independent, non-profit consulting organization, awarded Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's Transitional Care Clinic (TCC) as the Health Quality Innovator of the Year for Virginia in 2018. It was designated as the winner of the Collaboration category for its dedication to bringing others together to solve health challenges.