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Dominion Energy Awards $150,000 to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare to Support Veterans in Crisis

CHESAPEAKE, Va. –  Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF), created to help further the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare mission, to improve the health and well-being of the communities served, announced today that Dominion Energy has awarded it a $150,000 grant to support veterans in crisis by donating the lead gift for behavioral health initiatives at the hospital.

Since 2018, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has seen a 25% growth in volume from the military community, based on Virginia Tricare encounters. Nearly 20% of those encounters result in behavioral health diagnosis.

“Chesapeake Regional is committed to supporting local veterans and their families,” said Reese Jackson, president & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. “This partnership will help us deliver much needed behavioral health services to area veterans who find themselves in crisis after serving our country.” 

The collaboration demonstrates a shared interest in area veterans. The grant will provide behavioral health support for veterans and civilians by funding outpatient therapy programs and adaptations to the emergency room. Together, these enhanced services will positively impact those who find themselves in crisis.  

“At Dominion Energy we make it a priority to support those who have served and given so much to our country,” said William Murray, Dominion Energy’s Sr. Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications. “As part of that commitment, we are honored to partner with Chesapeake Regional Healthcare to expand much needed services for behavioral health and veterans in crisis.”

Chesapeake Regional participates in several veteran related initiatives and employs a growing workforce of active duty, reserve and retired military personnel. It’s hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is located adjacent to veteran housing, and soon will host a new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic on its campus.

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About Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation
The Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) was incorporated in 1993 to serve as the philanthropic support arm for CRH. The mission of Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) is to support Chesapeake Regional Healthcare by seeking resources necessary to respond to the evolving health needs of the community. To learn more, go to Foundation.ChesapeakeRegional.com.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation 
About 7 million customers in 13 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare, HBCU PromiseSM and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $48 million in 2021 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.”

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 technologically advanced health care saves lives every day. Learn more at ChesapeakeRegional.com.

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