Chesapeake Regional Awarded $10K Transportation Grant to Assist Its Cancer Patients
March 14, 2023
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Priority Toyota Cancer Center has received a $10,000 transportation grant from the American Cancer Society to help bring the system’s oncology patients to their life-saving treatment appointments. The award will help solve transportation problems by assisting patients using a variety of solutions to include bus passes, gas reimbursements, private transportation companies, etc.
“This is a sizable investment in the psychological support and general well-being of the individuals we assist,” says Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Kimberly Newton, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Acute Care and the Priority Toyota Cancer Center. “I anticipate being able to help a large number of our patients in need.”
The grant will be used to assist Chesapeake Regional Healthcare patients who do not have insurance coverage that provides transportation, do not have the income to provide their own transportation, or do not have the support of family or friends to provide transportation. Cancer patients who are receiving care at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, and in need of assistance, may call 757-312-4262 for more information.