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Chesapeake Regional’s Chief Nursing Officer is an AONL 2023 Fellow

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) has inducted the Class of 2023 into its fellow designation program, honoring Amber Egyud, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAONL, Chief Operating & Nursing Officer at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, during the its annual conference, held recently in Anaheim, Calif.

The AONL fellow designation, FAONL, recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping health care. “The FAONL designation reflects excellence at the highest level of nursing leadership practice,” said AONL CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN. “I am honored to recognize these accomplished nurse leaders and thank them for their contributions to AONL and health care.”

Egyud joined Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in 2017. Since her arrival, she has taken on a combined CNO and COO role, in charge of daily operations as well as overseeing all facets of nursing. She is a results-oriented leader with proven success in building environments of care defined by superior quality and safety.


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 (risk adjusted), a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, and open-heart surgical care coming in 2024. 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 technologically advanced health care saves lives every day. Learn more at

About the American Organization for Nursing Leadership

As the national professional organization of more than 11,000 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership. Our membership encompasses nurse leaders working in hospitals, health systems, academia and other care settings across the care continuum. Since 1967, the organization has led the field of nursing leadership through professional development, advocacy and research that advances nursing leadership practice and patient care. AONL is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit

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Amber Egyud, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAONL, Chief Operating & Nursing Officer at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, accepting her award.