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Community Needs Assessment + -

Every three years, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare distributes a Community Needs Assessment to help identify the most pressing health care needs and gaps in our community. This is important information for us to have as we seek to further our mission and provide the most needed programs and services.


The City of Chesapeake continues to remain a fundamental component of Greater Hampton Roads and, overall, presents itself as a safe, attractive and prosperous community. In the 2018 Life in Hampton Roads report, over 88% of respondents from Chesapeake rated the quality of life in their city as good or excellent. With a population of just over 241,000 and a median age of 36, Chesapeake residents enjoy a high rate of homeownership. Unemployment is low – below 3% - and job opportunities continue to grow annually. In 2018, health care and social services is ranked #2 as top industries in the city, followed by professional, scientific and technical services.

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) continues to grow and has expanded care facilities outside the walls of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center that was established in 1976 as an independent, community-based hospital. The hospital is a key provider for both southeastern Virginia, northeastern North Carolina counties, and surrounding cities in South Hampton Roads. Tracking and monitoring the health outcomes of its population remains the focus of CRH and the Public Health Department, who regularly report out to city leadership and the community, while sharing the responsibility of reducing health burdens and implementing health promotion activities.