Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

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Coordinates: 36°44′45″N 76°14′46″W / 36.7457°N 76.2462°W / 36.7457; -76.2462

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Location Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Beds 310
Founded 1976
Lists Hospitals in Virginia

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission with an advanced certification as a primary stroke center.[1]


During the 1960s, citizens and physicians in Chesapeake, Virginia decided they needed a hospital in the city so they would not have to drive all the way to Norfolk for care. Dr. Stanley Jennings, a Chesapeake physician, began a grassroots effort to establish Chesapeake General Hospital in the fledgling city.[2] In 1966, the Virginia General Assembly created the Chesapeake Hospital Authority which is responsible for the operation of Chesapeake General Hospital. Although the Authority members are appointed by the Chesapeake City Council, it is an autonomous organization with its own enabling legislation.[3]

In the early 1970s, after gaining the cooperation of city officials, community members began door-to-door solicitations and organized benefit sporting events, cake sales, dinners and other fundraisers to raise $1.2 million for the hospital's construction.[4] The city's newly established Chesapeake Housing Authority secured additional funding through a $1 million Hill-Burton federal grant.[5] In 1973, construction began on the hospital. Newly appointed CEO Donald S. Buckley began operating out of a trailer at the construction site on Battlefield Boulevard in the city.[6] Chesapeake General Hospital first opened its doors on Jan. 26, 1976.[7] Donald Buckley served as president/CEO until his retirement in 2005.[8]

In 2005, Chris Mosley was appointed President & CEO of Chesapeake General Hospital.[9] In 2007, Chris Mosley undertook an extensive rebranding and decided on Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, "to more accurately reflect the span of the organization's services and patient base...".[10] When Mosley left CRMC in 2010, Wynn Dixon was selected as his successor.[11]

By 2010, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center had grown to include its 310-bed anchor hospital, the Sidney M. Oman Cancer Center, the Breast Center, the Diagnostic Center of Chesapeake, The BirthPlace, the Surgery Center of Chesapeake, The Lifestyle Center for fitness and health, two sleep centers, an assisted living facility (Cedar Manor Assisted Living Center), home health and hospice program and a physicians' practice group.[12] Chesapeake Regional is also a partner in the 19-bed Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, North Carolina, with University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina. In 2010, the emergency department received more than 65,000 visits.[13]

Peter Bastone joined CRMC in 2013 as President & CEO[14] and rebranded the health system to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in order to better represent the services offered beyond the hospital building.[15]

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center employs approximately 2,400 employees and has a medical staff of 600. It is governed by the Chesapeake Hospital Authority, made up of 11 members appointed by the Chesapeake City Council.

Mr. Reese Jackson, JD, MHA, FACHE was installed as President & CEO of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare on December 1, 2016.[16][17]


  1. ^ The Joint Commission website "Find Certified Organizations" link. Data downloaded 12-22-2010
  2. ^ Raymond L. Harper, Chesapeake Virginia (Acadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2008) 122
  3. ^ Virginia Division of Legislative Services website "Chesapeake Hospital Authority 1966 Acts of Assembly, c. 271." PDF downloaded 1-6-2011
  4. ^ The Ledger Star - Norfolk, Va. (10-27-1972) "Chesapeake drive for hospital opens"
  5. ^ The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk, Va. (5-20-1973) "Hands to knock for hospital"
  6. ^ The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk, Va. "Office and fund drive open for hospital"
  7. ^ The Virginian Pilot Norfolk, Va. (1-25-1976) "4,000 On Hand for Hospital Dedication" by Bob Geske
  8. ^ The Virginian Pilot - The Clipper (supplement) - Norfolk, Va. (1-14-2005) "The Buckley Stops Here" by Tony Stein
  9. ^ Saewitz, Amy Jeter, Mike. "After five years, head of Chesapeake hospital resigns abruptly". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  10. ^ "Chesapeake General Hospital - A History of Healing". issuu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  11. ^ Saewitz, Amy Jeter, Mike. "After five years, head of Chesapeake hospital resigns abruptly". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  12. ^ The Virginian Pilot - The Clipper (supplement) - Norfolk, Va. (1-14-2005) "The Buckley Stops Here" by Tony Stein
  13. ^ The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk, Va.(4-16-2010) "Turf fight over proposed Chesapeake ER heats up" by Mike Saewitz
  14. ^ "Bastone tapped for Chesapeake Regional CEO post". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
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External links[edit]

  • [1] Joint Commission
  • [2] Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • [3] Cedar Manor Assisted Living Center