Located within the heart of Chesapeake is Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is a health system laser focused on innovation, known for making medical history in the region and providing patients with truly personal care. It’s hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, was established in 1976 as Chesapeake General and remains the only independent, community-based hospital in Hampton Roads.
The hospital is conveniently located just 15 miles above the state border with North Carolina, and central to the five cities of South Hampton Roads in Virginia, accessible by main freeways and roads. Chesapeake Regional consists of 330 licensed beds, over 600 physicians, and a staff of over 2,300 people. The hospital is a key provider for residents not only in Chesapeake, but throughout eleven counties of northeastern North Carolina (more than 13% of total patients), and surrounding cities in South Hampton Roads.
Chesapeake Regional has the best heart attack survival rates of the major systems in the region, a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, and open-heart surgical care coming in 2024. With a state-of-the-art neurointerventional suite, comprehensive cancer care, the most preferred Labor & Delivery program in the area, over 40 practice locations and approximately 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional’s technologically advanced health care saves lives every day.
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Residents of Chesapeake benefit from a strong collaborative partnership established between Chesapeake Regional, the Health Department, and Healthy Chesapeake. With strong support from city leadership, these three entities work together to improve the health outcomes of all they serve, sharing the responsibility of reducing health burdens and implementing health promotion activities. This partnership consistently conducts comprehensive studies that engage the community and create community ownership for public health issues.