New Veterans Administration Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to be Built on Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Campus
CHESAPEAKE, Va– It was announced Tuesday that a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be built on the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare campus. The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded the project, a 24.5-acre site on the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare campus along Knells Ridge Boulevard, behind the W. Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center, to The Molasky Group of Companies.
The proposed clinic, a two-story state-of-the-art medical facility, will serve as a satellite facility to the VA Medical Center located in Hampton, VA. It will be built near the Cypress Landing Veterans Housing and is projected to begin construction in 2022 and completed in the fall of 2024.
The Chesapeake Regional Healthcare campus is located on Battlefield Boulevard, one of the city’s main corridors. With a direct connection to several interstates and public transportation routes the location provides convenient access for Hampton Roads veterans seeking care and an easy commute from rapidly growing communities in northeastern North Carolina.
“Chesapeake is fast becoming the hub of Hampton Roads,” said Reese Jackson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “And Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is evolving and becoming a major tertiary hospital, providing greater choice and access for south Hampton Roads’ citizens. Providing such valuable acreage is a noteworthy commitment to Veterans and I look forward to meaningful collaboration with all parties to benefit the health and welfare of local veterans who have sacrificed for our nation.”
“Chesapeake Regional, under the direction of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority, was created nearly 50 years ago to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves,” said Robin Tull, Chesapeake hospital Authority Chair. “Supporting veterans in the region is consistent with our mission as a public hospital.”
Chesapeake Mayor Rick West said, “Chesapeake has a long-standing commitment to serving the Nation’s Veterans and we are confident that placing the outpatient clinic here will enable us to continue to make substantial investments that ultimately benefit and support our veteran community.
“This new outpatient facility is long-overdue in a region with one of the fastest-growing veterans populations in the country, and where veterans often battle traffic and long wait times to access the care they’ve earned,” said Sen. Mark Warner today. “After years of delays, I’m pleased that a site for this new VA clinic in Southside Hampton Roads has finally been selected and look forward to working with local and federal officials to make sure that it opens its doors as soon as possible.”
“Team Hampton has worked diligently to improve access for our rapidly growing Veteran population. We are excited to announce the site selection of Hampton VA Healthcare System’s newest Healthcare Center in Chesapeake, VA. It will greatly improve access to care for Veterans and we look forward to extending our world class quality care to America’s heroes in this new location. In addition, the Center will decrease Veterans drive times, thereby improving their overall satisfaction,” said Dr. Taquisa K. Simmons, Executive Director, Hampton VA Healthcare System.
“Our firm is extremely honored and excited to be selected as the developer for the VA Hampton Roads outpatient clinic in Chesapeake,” said Matt Connolly, Senior Vice President of Development for The Molasky Group of Companies. We look forward to working closely with VA, GSA, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and the City of Chesapeake to deliver a modern and conveniently located facility for the veterans in the Hampton Roads community.”
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s relationship with Veterans is strong and will be strengthened by collaborating with the Veteran’s Administration. Nearly 150 active duty, reserve and retired veterans are employed at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and its affiliated practices. Additionally, the organization partners with the Military Medics and Corpsman program, offers the Veteran’s Choice program and hosts the Montero Medical Missions Health Fair for veterans.
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region. Built in 1976 to provide quality health care close to home for its community, Chesapeake Regional continues to grow and provide innovative, technologically advanced health care for the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. With nearly 40 practice locations and over 600 physicians on staff, the organization offers comprehensive cancer care and has a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, state-of-the-art Neurosciences program and one of the busiest emergency departments and maternity wards in the area. Visit ChesapeakeRegional.com to learn more.