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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award™

CHESAPEAKE, VA – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places Chesapeake Regional in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Chesapeake Regional’s Mother Baby unit, The BirthPlace, delivers approximately 3,000 infants each year and nearly 90,000 since The BirthPlace opened in 1986. “A birth experience here is personalized for each mother and baby resulting in high quality, compassionate care for mothers and their newborns,” said Amber Egyud, DNP, RN, Chief Operating and Nursing Officer. 

“The birth of a child is one of life’s most significant milestones. Expectant parents should research and select a hospital with the highest clinical outcomes for the delivery of their baby,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award for the exceptional care they provide for mothers during labor and delivery.” 

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 15 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2015 through 2017. Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 39.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. 

In addition to receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award in 2019, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has also been recognized as a Five-Star recipient for Vaginal Delivery for three years in a row (2017-2019) and a Five-Star recipient for C-Section Delivery for four years in a row (2016-2019).

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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
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 for more than 40 years. It offers a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, several five-star ratings from Healthgrades® and one of the busiest Emergency Departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional is dedicated to putting patients first with the most advanced treatments in health care and a personalized touch. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeregional.com.