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Dec. 4, 2018


Premier Pelvic Health Program recognized for exceptional care and patient satisfaction scores in treating men and women.

Chesapeake, Va.— Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, an acute care hospital operated by Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, was recently designated a Center of Excellence (COE) by the National Association for Continence (NAFC), recognizing the hospital’s dedication to serving the best interests of patients suffering with pelvic health concerns.

The COE designation was largely driven by the achievements of Dr. Jennifer Miles-Thomas and Dr. Rebecca Ryder who are both board-certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). The Pelvic Health Program at Chesapeake Regional includes Dr. Miles-Thomas and Dr. Ryder in addition to Dr. Beth Jaklic, a colorectal surgeon and Dr. John Liu, a urologist.

NAFC’s COE program was established to recognize facilities that excel in providing bladder and bowel health care to patients and to assist consumers dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence issues as they search for an expert. The COE designation is based on evidence of training, clinical experience, resources and patient satisfaction statistics that meet established standards. These rigorous standards ensure that each center designated a COE is truly exceptional at providing care for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.

“Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has established standards of care and patient satisfaction scores that are some of the highest we have seen in our review. Their commitment to patient care is evident in their approach to achieving successful patient outcomes, high levels of patient satisfaction and the prestigious credentials of their team of board-certified physicians,” said Steven G. Gregg, Ph.D., executive director for the National Association for Continence. “We are thrilled to honor an organization like Chesapeake Regional, which sets the benchmark for patient outcomes and the advancement of urology care.”

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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare operates several facilities, including Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region providing technologically advanced health care to the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina for more than 40 years. It offers a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, several five-star ratings from Healthgrades® and one of the busiest Emergency Departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, Chesapeake Regional is dedicated to putting patients first with the most advanced treatments in health care and a personalized touch. For more information, visit www.chesapeakeregional.com.

About NAFC
National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC’s purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at www.NAFC.org.


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