Building Upon our Legacy
Building our Campus & Service Lines
Our hospital exists today because of the vision and support of the community we serve. Formed through the grassroots efforts of local citizens—trailblazers, who fought to establish Chesapeake General Hospital to ensure that the community would have quality health care. Our original benefactors sought the Commonwealth’s approval for a hospital, secured a federal construction grant and raised an additional $1.2 million (the equivalent of nearly $8 million in today’s dollars) to enable construction of our hospital.
These efforts created an enduring and exceptional sense of community pride and ownership in our hospital. As we work to enhance and expand how we serve our community, we hope to reignite that pride and sense of ownership. Our transformation to serve the community of tomorrow is driven by and for our citizens as much today as it was in 1966 when the campaign to open the hospital began. Our plans to Build Upon Our Legacy with $125 million of improvements are inspired by you.
Since we first opened our doors over 40 years ago, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has been committed to meeting the growing needs of our community. As a local, independent, community-focused organization, Chesapeake Regional offers area residents what they need and want: high-quality, technologically-advanced health care delivered by people who demonstrate caring, concern and compassion.
While our mission has remained relevant, the health care landscape is evolving rapidly. Globally, new technologies and interventions have altered where and how health care can be provided. Locally, as our region continues to grow in population, diversity and age, we are working every day to bring new high-tech capabilities, state-of-the-art facilities, breakthrough clinical protocols, leading-edge electronic information systems and powerful wellness initiatives to make each patient’s care faster, safer and more effective. This results in better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction, more holistic treatment and fewer complications.
Comprehensive Stroke and Neuroscience Care – $8 million
At our state-of-the-art Neuro Interventional Suite, physicians can perform image-guided and minimally invasive procedures to treat complex conditions of the brain, neck and spine. With the addition of this suite, we provide advanced treatment and comprehensive stroke care.
Cardiac Service Expansion and Proposed Cardiac Surgery Operating Room
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of acute and chronic illness in the country. To help improve the cardiac health of residents in our area, we are expanding and renovating the cardiology unit as well as planning a new, dedicated cardiac surgery operating room. These investments in cardiology services and technology will allow for optimal care delivery and will enhance the patient and family experience.
Cardiac patients with coronary artery disease now have access to new robotic-assisted technology to help perform stent and angioplasty procedures to restore blood flow. We are the first non-academic hospital in the state to install robotic technology for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and peripheral vascular intervention (PVI). This advanced robotic technology provides interventional cardiologists with enhanced visualization and precision, while minimizing radiation exposure in the hospital catheterization lab.
Obstetrics Unit Enhancements
In 2018, we had the highest number of deliveries in the service area. To accommodate the growing demand for obstetrical care, the OB Unit is being renovated and expanded to include larger birthing rooms with more amenities. These will complement the features our OB patients already enjoy today, including alternative birthing options such as the use of nitrous oxide for pain management, a birthing pool, 24/7 lactation services and more.
New Critical Care Patient Tower
The new critical care tower is strategically designed to follow a patient’s progression from critical care to a step-down unit and will include a telemetry stroke unit. The new space will enable implementation of advanced technologies and interventions for a variety of acute medical conditions. The new tower and the units within it will be designed to support families, offering access to overnight room accommodations, charging stations for communication devices, family conference space and access to food and beverages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for health care to be able to treat and safeguard the community when disaster strikes. Our ability to pivot whenever the unexpected need arises will be enhanced by the latest technology and construction techniques built into the critical care tower.
Priority Toyota Cancer Center
As we work to meet the growing needs of our community, Chesapeake Regional has expanded the Priority Toyota Cancer Center by 12,000 square feet, an important step in developing a truly comprehensive cancer center. In addition to on-site, disease-specific navigators who support our breast, lung and colon cancer patients, with this expansion, patients and families will have access to advanced imaging therapies and supportive services like outpatient palliative care, without leaving the community.
There are named gift opportunities to recognize individuals or corporations. Gifts to the campaign will be eligible for tax deduction to the extent allowed by law.
For more information on supporting Chesapeake Healthcare’s expansion efforts, please contact the Foundation office at 757-312-6314 or e-mail Foundation@ChesapeakeRegional.com.
The Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation (CRHF) was established in 1993 to help further the mission and vision of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH).
Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation
113 Gainsborough Square
Chesapeake, VA 23320