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Chesapeake Regional Celebrates Opening Of New Lymphedema & Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare held a ribbon cutting and open house today to celebrate the newly opened Lymphedema & Oncology Rehabilitation Clinic. The new space is located on the organization’s Chesapeake campus, and part of the Priority Toyota Cancer Center, at 744 Battlefield, Blvd., North.

“This new clinic was created to offer greater support for patients who need specialized physical therapy,” said Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “Innovative treatment options are increasing cancer survival rates, but many patients require rehabilitative therapy as a result of their cancer treatment. The therapists here will be able to help our patients thrive.”

Local dignitaries, members of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board and hospital executives were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the new clinic. An open house and tours followed.

Oncology patients and lymphedema patients will benefit from services provided at the new clinic, formerly the organization’s cancer treatment center. Staffed with Certified Therapy Specialists, the 1,355 sq. ft. facility features private therapy rooms, all new exercise equipment, a bright open area and its own entrance. 

The onsite rehabilitation team includes four Lymphedema Certified Therapists and two Oncology Certified Therapists, including the area’s only PORI (Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute) oncology rehab certified therapist. 

Chesapeake Regional’s Lymphedema program has been serving patients for 22 years. It is the area’s longest running clinic and with four Lymphedema Certified Therapists to help patients reduce swelling and complications resulting from damaged lymph systems, Chesapeake Regional has one of the area’s largest Lymphedema treatment programs.

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About Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
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, is the only independent, community-based hospital in Hampton Roads. With a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the best heart attack survival rates of the major systems in the region, and a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, Chesapeake Regional’s cardiac program is expanding. The system has a state-of-the-art neurointerventional suite, comprehensive cancer care, the most preferred Labor & Delivery program in the area, nearly 40 practice locations and approximately 600 physicians on staff. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s innovative, technologically advanced health care saves lives every day. Learn more at ChesapeakeRegional.com.