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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Achieves Comprehensive Stroke Certification

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, part of the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare system, has achieved Full Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). 

“Chesapeake Regional has a sophisticated and comprehensive stroke program,” said John R. Baker, MD, PhD, Co-Chief and Director of Chesapeake Regional Neuroscience Institute. “Becoming a fully certified Comprehensive Stroke Center lets our community know the hospital and our clinical staff meets or exceeds national standards for treating the most complex stroke cases.” 

Designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center assures the public that Chesapeake Regional has a neuroscience ICU, experienced personnel, and expertise in treating patients with large ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

“This is tremendous news for our community,” says Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “Our hospital has everything necessary to treat even the most critical stroke cases. Patients can rest assured that we are prepared with 24/7 coverage and all of the advanced technology and highly trained personnel for stroke care.” 

Certification is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Certification by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. 


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

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Comprehensive Stroke Accreditation Award