Our emergency services offers comprehensive emergency care to the Hampton Roads region. From bumps and bruises to serious illnesses and life-threatening accidents, we’re well equipped to handle a wide range of ailments—treating more than 76,000 patients per year. But we focus on always treating each patient like an individual.
When patients visit the Emergency Department at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, they’re greeted in the waiting area by a full-time staff member charged with getting them registered and treated as quickly as possible. The registration process is just another initiative by Chesapeake Regional to further reduce patient wait times. In fact, we offer some of the shortest wait times in the area, getting you in and out—with superior medical care—as efficiently as possible.
Chest Pain Center
When it comes to chest pain, it’s all about speed. Hospitals see a lot of patients with chest pain - in fact it is the most common reason they come to the ER. That’s why Chesapeake Regional Medical Center established a chest pain center within its Emergency Department to ensure that patients receive fast, accurate and state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment as soon as they arrive at its doors.
Our teletracking system electronically tracks patient and bed status. This system improves clinical communication and patient throughput. The system incorporates an IBEX screen, a large flat screen for patient status documentation, and “computers on wheels” (COWs) to make patient charting an electronic process.
Through a partnership with Chesapeake ambulance services, EMS teams are able to perform EKGs in the field and send the information within seconds to the emergency department. This allows the cardiac team to be in place as soon as the patient arrives at the ER.
Once there, a highly skilled team with advanced knowledge in managing heart attacks provides rapid therapy to decide whether immediate medical treatment is warranted, further tests are needed or observation is necessary.