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Chesapeake Regional Receives 2023 Certification Achievement Award

CHESAPEAKE, Va. -  Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) has earned the prestigious American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification Achievement Award. The award recognizes hospital units that have at least 75% of their eligible nurses certified. This achievement is a testament to the leadership and staff at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare who recognize and support the value of nursing certification.

Chesapeake Regional’s PACU is a department of the hospital dedicated to providing care to patients recovering from anesthesia. Patients are temporarily admitted to the unit after surgery and cared for by nurses who are highly trained to provide medical care for surgical patients.

“Board-certified registered nurses who care for our patients ensure the hospital’s PACU is expertly staffed,” says Amber Egyud, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAONL, Chief Operating & Nursing Officer at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “We are proud of the hard work our nurses do every day to ensure patients are properly cared for, and especially those who value and attain professional certification.”

Only a select few health care organizations across the nation have such a high percentage of certified nurses in their perianesthesia department. Both the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.

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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 (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


The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) is responsible for developing, sponsoring and managing the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) nursing certification programs. These national professional certification programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility. ABPANC currently certifies more than 12,800 perianesthesia nurses who have earned the CPAN and/or CAPA credentials. Visit our website at

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