News Release

Monday, January 18, 2010

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman
(757) 668-7554

Health Center opens at Oakbrooke

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke opened its doors in December, consolidating services, specialists and pediatrician offices that had been scattered throughout Chesapeake.

"This facility provides the kind and quality of services that families in Chesapeake expect and deserve,” said CHKD President and CEO Jim Dahling. “The size of the Oakbrooke building allows us to expand and improve access to current and new services and to consolidate at one location, making it more convenient for our patients and families."

The 60,000-square-foot, three-story building sits on nearly 7 acres at 500 Discovery Drive in the Oakbrooke Business and Technology Center near the intersection of Battlefield Boulevard and Kempsville Road. The health center includes all the services formerly located at the CHKD Health Center at Greenbrier and at CHKD’s Kingsborough Office in Chesapeake.

Services and practices in the new facility include surgical group practices, sports medicine, a sports medicine gym, PT/OT/speech therapies, audiology, lab, radiology, specialists’ offices and outpatient clinics. It also houses an aquatic therapy pool, sleep studies unit and Chesapeake Pediatrics, a primary care practice.

Chesapeake has the second highest number of children in the Hampton Roads region, with approximately 20 percent of the Southside’s pediatric population. At CHKD’s previous locations in Chesapeake, patient visits increased from 41,666 in 2005 to more than 50,000 today.