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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Announces Priority Toyota Cancer Center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) has expanded its cancer center and named the new state-of-the art building the Priority Toyota Cancer Center in recognition of a generous gift from Dennis Ellmer, President & CEO of Priority Automotive and Toyota USA. The new facility is located on the health care organization’s campus, at 736 Battlefield, Blvd., North in Chesapeake.

Commenting on his support of the Cancer Center, Ellmer said, "We launched Priority Automotive more than 20 years ago right here in Chesapeake. And while we have expanded beyond Chesapeake, this will always be our home base. As a part of this great city, we see our role as one of doing whatever we can to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors and our hundreds of employees who live and work here. Providing high quality cancer treatment close to home will help to support that role. It's part of the Priority DNA."    

Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare says, “We are honored to have such a supportive partner. This gift is an investment in the community and incredibly meaningful because it reflects the good works of our clinical team to make the Cancer Center what it is today and what it will become tomorrow.”

Chairman of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board, Robert (Robin) W. Tull adds, “Dennis Ellmer brings a recognizable, well-known brand to this new endeavor. Priority Automotive and their well-deserved reputation for reliability aligns well with Chesapeake Regional’s long-standing commitment to provide compassionate patient care. Together, we are bringing state-of-the-art cancer care to citizens of this region.” 

The new Priority Toyota Cancer Center, adjacent to the former Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, features an additional 12,000 square feet of space. When it is complete it will provide comprehensive cancer treatment, closer to home, for the area’s residents. The new facility now houses a clinical practice, Virginia Oncology Associates, on the second floor.

When the new Priority Toyota Cancer Center opens to the public late summer, members of the media will be invited to attend the grand opening ceremony and those who are interested may also tour the new facility in small groups. 

PHOTO CUTLINE (left to right): (left to right): Nick Mumejian, General Manager/Partner, Priority Toyota Chesapeake; Reese Jackson, President & CEO, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare; Dennis Ellmer, President & CEO of Priority Automotive and Toyota USA; R. Stephen Best, Sr., Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Board member; Anthony Cetrone, M.D., Chair, Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Board; and  Robert (Robin) W. Tull, Chair, Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board.


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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is home to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region providing technologically advanced health care to the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It was built by the community and in 1976 opened to the community. Chesapeake Regional now has approximately 40 primary and specialty care offices, the most advanced treatments in health care and state-of-the-art technology offering high quality care close to home. With more than 600 physicians, Chesapeake Regional was Built to Care. Website: