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Awards & Accreditations

Bariatrics & Weight Management

Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery Designation

Information coming at a later date – this was just awarded to us recently

Healthgrades

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award (Among the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for bariatric surgery in 2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient Overall Bariatric Surgery in 2017 and 2018

Aetna Institute of Quality

  • Aetna Institute of Quality – Bariatric Surgery

American College of Surgeons

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center

The Breast Center at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

America's Best Breast Center

The Breast Center at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has received the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Center for 2014 - 2017. This award signifies that a facility has met national standards, scored above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction measures and demonstrated exceptional service in meeting the needs of women. The distinction allows women to make an informed decision when choosing care for themselves and their family members.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

We have passed a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors who have awarded us their nationally recognized seal of approval. Our accreditation is a validation of the quality standard of care we give our patients. We are the only breast center in the area that has breast surgeons on-site. Our dedicated physicians and caring staff are among the reasons we stand out as one of the top breast centers in the nation.

ACR-accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Jennings Outpatient Center Ultrasound Department is an ACR-accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. In order to achieve this designation, the department first had to become accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound and ultrasound biopsy. The facility has additional ACR accreditation in MRI and MRI breast biopsy, and is currently in the accreditation process for CT.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is the only facility in the south Tidewater area to be designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology. This prestigious designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. In order to achieve this designation, the department first had to become accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound and ultrasound biopsy.

Breast MRI Accredited Facility

The Breast Center is the region's only facility accredited by the American College of Radiology's Breast MRI Accreditation Program, which recognizes the highest level of image quality and patient safety available. The Breast MRI Accreditation Program provides facilities performing breast MRI procedures with peer review and constructive feedback on their staff's qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, safety policies and image quality.

Cancer Care

The Sydney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center specializes in providing the full range of care needed by cancer patients. Located on the main campus of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center, offers state-of-the-art treatment options in a congenial setting.

Commission on Cancer

  • Cancer Center Program – Commission  on Cancer (COC)

Cardiology / Chesapeake Regional Chest Pain Center

Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2018

American College of Cardiology Silver Performance Achievement Award

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry® for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2017 award.

Chest Pain Program - Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (CPC)

Chesapeake Regional Chest Pain Center is fully accredited with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. To earn the designation, nationally recognized experts visited Chesapeake Regional to verify that heart attack patients are receiving the most advanced and best possible care. The society has strict criteria and only accredits those facilities that closely follow the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Associations recommendations to improve and save lives.

ACC Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI as its Primary Treatment Therapy

Chesapeake Regional Chest Pain Center is fully accredited with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. To earn the designation, nationally recognized experts visited Chesapeake Regional to verify that heart attack patients are receiving the most advanced and best possible care. The society has strict criteria and only accredits those facilities that closely follow the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Associations recommendations to improve and save lives.

American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Certification 

Comfort Care Accreditation

Comfort Care Hospice is a member of the Virginia Association of Hospices and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four

ComfortCare's Hospice program has achieved Partner Level Four with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the US are Veterans. That's 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service- particularly at the end of life's journey. Chesapeake Regional Home Care Service's Hospice program joined We Honor Veterans which will enable us to provide for the unique needs of our nation's Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. Find out more about We Honor Veterans.

Critical Care

Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2018

Digestive Health

The Digestive Health program at Chesapeake Regional has won the following awards.

2017 Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Flame Award for Endoscopy

Lab Services

The Chesapeake Regional Lab Department has received the following.

College of American Pathologist

  • College of American Pathologist (CAP) 

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments  

Facilities

2017 HRSD Diamond Environmental Excellence Award for perfect permit compliance

Jennings Outpatient Center

The Jennings Outpatient Center has received the following accreditations. 

  • Breast Center of Excellence – American College of Radiology
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – American College of Radiology
  • Mammography until December 
  • Stereotactic until September 
  • General Ultrasound until May 
  • Breast Ultrasound and Biopsy

American College of Radiology

The Jennings Outpatient Center and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Ultrasound Departments have each been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

ACR Accreditation for MRI and Ultrasound

Chesapeake Regional's Radiology Department is accredited in both MRI and ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. As an ACR accredited group, you are assured that the department adheres to nationally-accepted standards for care, professionalism and safety.

Labor & Delivery

Healthgrades

Orthopedics

America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s orthopedic services have received the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This award is based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process that identifies those hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedic services and those that meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences. The distinction allows women to make an informed decision when choosing care for themselves and their family members.

Healthgrades

Blue Distinction

 

Radiology

American College of Radiology Gold Seal

Chesapeake Regional's Radiology Department is accredited in both MRI and ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Gold Seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Other ACR accrediatitions include:

  • Radiation Oncology Accreditation
  • Ultrasound Accreditation
  • Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
  • MRI Accreditation
  • CT Lung Screening Designation

Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The Sleep Centers of Chesapeake and of North Carolina have recieved the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation.

Stroke

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Primary Stroke Seal of Excellence

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has earned the Primary Stroke Seal of Excellence from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. Primary Stroke Centers have the capacity to stabilize and treat acute stroke patients. They provide initial, acute care and administer tPA and other acute therapies safely and efficiently.

Healthgrades

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2018

Surgery Center of Chesapeake

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

Patient Safety

Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

We're proud to be among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety and volume-weighted performance data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades.

Security

Program of Distinction from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety