Chesapeake Regional Awarded Grant to Expand Services In Elizabeth City
CHESAPEAKE – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from North Carolina’s Golden LEAF Foundation to help fund medical and IT equipment as the organization expands their local practice, Internal Medicine of Elizabeth City.
CRH will soon begin converting existing office space at 1805 West City Drive, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Among the upgrades planned are patient exam rooms, electrical improvements, the addition of a lab draw center and imaging capabilities. Seven new jobs will be created with the expansion, including two nurse practitioners, two medical assistants, a service representative, an office coordinator, and an X-ray technician.
“We are very grateful for the funding provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation and pleased that they recognize the importance of our project,” said Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. The Golden LEAF Foundation is a non-profit funding projects that create meaningful and lasting economic impact in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities.
CRH’s project aims to provide greater access to care, and more health care options to meet the needs of people in northeast North Carolina. “It’s well known that the area lacks primary care physicians, so increasing our capabilities will be helpful the citizens of northeast North Carolina,” Jackson said. A recent community health assessment conducted in the area noted that there are barriers to general and specialty medical services that include imagining and lab services within Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County.
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