Location Profile

Chesapeake, Virginia

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Facility Location
Chesapeake, Virginia
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Patients at the facility receive state-of-the-art care that is individualized, specific, and compassionate. With more than 50 beds and a just-like-home feeling, the provider sets themselves apart from others in the area. Services include rehabilitative care, physical therapy, nursing, and acute care options.

Community Overview

Found in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is a city that features a rich history. Its contribution to American history can’t be overstated, and the city celebrates it through a series of museums and historical sites. Chesapeake is more than just history, it’s culture and over 22 miles of waterways, perfect for fun on the water. Its proximity to all of the exciting spots in Virginia makes it a premier destination for families, and there’s always something to do or see. Named the 21st best city in America by Bloomberg Businessweek, Chesapeake is a city that’s in the middle of the best of Virginia. It’s part of the Hampton Roads region along with Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and several other major VA cities. This location makes it a perfect spot for exploring all that Coastal Virginia has to offer. Hampton Roads Transit buses serve Chesapeake and the surrounding area so you can get to all of the major attractions. Learn more about Chesapeake on the official city website. As Chesapeake is in an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it doesn’t have a county.

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Chesapeake City Public Schools administers the public school education system in the city. There are 28 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and 7 high schools available in the district. Chesapeake City Public School is a highly-rated district with innovative instruction, great teachers, and high student performance with nearly 90% graduation rate. State test scores show that 79% of students are proficient in math and 82% are proficient in reading. Niche.com rated the district #10 out of 131 school districts in the state. Students enjoy a low student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. The district is a proud member of the League of Innovative Schools, a coalition of forward-thinking schools that aim to provide the best academic experience for their students through technology and research. Based on this affiliation, the district offers an elementary STEAM initiative that integrates visual arts with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The district operates its own TV and radio stations plus offers a public planetarium. Several schools in Chesapeake City Public Schools have been recognized for their academic achievements. Hickory High School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and 7 district high schools are listed on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools. There are also 38 private schools in Chesapeake.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

No matter your style or budget, Chesapeake’s shopping options won’t fail to impress. Shopping to your heart’s delight is easy thanks to the mix of local and national stores available here. There are 3 retail shopping centers in Chesapeake with major department stores and specialty shops. Explore the enclosed Greenbrier Mall and Chesapeake Square or head to the open-air 170,000-square-foot Towneplace at Greenbrier for premium shopping. It’s never been easier to shop for shoes, clothing, gifts, toys, books, media, and anything else all in one spot.

With art to admire and a dizzying list of live entertainment to enjoy, you’ll never be bored in the area. Located just 20 minutes in Norfolk, Virginia, The Chrysler Museum of Art features free admission and offers one of the best art collections in the country. With the museum’s 50 galleries to explore and a kid-friendly interactive space, you could spend hours here. Found in Virginia Beach, Virginia just 30 minutes away, The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is another art lover’s dream and regularly changes out its exhibitions, plus offers family-friendly activities. Not far is the Harrison Opera House, a restored World War II performance space for the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Orchestra. The Symphony can also be found at the renowned venue Chrysler Hall, a lavish space that hosts Broadway productions, family theatre, concerts, and other special events. The NorVa offers concerts for jazz, rap, pop, and other genres each month. TCC Roper Center is the place for musical performances such as chorale concerts and jazz concerts. Hampton, Virginia is 30 minutes away and features The American Theatre which often hosts traveling guest lectures, famous performers, and other shows.

Museums in the area go beyond art, featuring history, heritage, and culture. As the area is rich in naval history, you’ll be able to explore it in depth in several sites. Discover over 240 years worth of local naval history at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, just 30 minutes far Chesapeake in Norfolk, Virginia. Also located nearby is the Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin, a real battleship you can tour. Continue your exploration of the naval and military history at the Portsmouth Virginia Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth Museum. Railroad Museum of Virginia is a look at the railroads that are part of Virginia’s history. Newport News, Virginia is the home of Virginia War Museum, an engrossing look at the American military history from 1775 to the present. In the same area is the Virginia Living Museum, all about natural history. The museum includes live animals in a sanctuary, exhibits on Virginia wildlife, interactive exhibits, and a planetarium. Located in Jamestown, Virginia an hour away, the Jamestown Settlement Museum is where you’ll learn about the founding of the first American colony through artifacts, tours, demonstrations, and other offerings that bring history alive.

Chesapeake is a prime spot for enjoying nature. Home to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, more than 112,000 acres of forested wetland and wilderness, it’s home to a diverse group of species, from bears to swans. At the center of the refuge is Lake Drummond, a popular spot for boating, kayaking, and canoeing. There are more than 80 trails to explore and you never know what wildlife you’ll spot. Northwest River Park and Campground is a 763-acre park for camping, mini-golf, volleyball nets, and other recreational fun. Wander the Chesapeake Arboretum, a 48-acre park with a nature center for ages 5-12 and an assortment of gardens. Chesapeake City Park contains a 3-acre playground that stimulates children’s imaginations plus a dog park, skate park, outdoor stage, and horseshoe pits. On the less warm days, head inside to the Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex for some indoor fun. You can learn how to skate during a public or private class, then watch the practice of the local hockey team, the Norfolk Admirals. Go bowling at the AMF Chesapeake Lanes or jump to your heart’s delight at the Defy Trampoline.

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Crime Rate

Chesapeake has a crime rate that’s lower than the national average and it continues to trend downward. The city police department has over 360 sworn officers who protect the city through a range of crime prevention programs. These offerings include a crime tip line, community liaisons, neighborhood watch, and several public initiatives.

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