Chesapeake General Hospital founding doctor passes away

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
Photo courtesy Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A founding doctor of Chesapeake General Hospital has died. Dr. W. Stanley Jennings passed away Friday at age 87 at his home in South Norfolk, according to his obituary.

Dr. Jennings was a family physician for more than 55 years. He also served as an Army medic during WWII.

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center released a statement on his passing, saying he played an important role in the community’s health.

A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 12.

Full statement from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center: 

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr.  Stanley Jennings. He was a founding physician of Chesapeake General Hospital and played an important role in our community’s health. His dedication to his patients was legendary and helped set the high standard of care we deliver each day,” says Peter F. Bastone, president and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. “His service to the hospital and the city of Chesapeake was recognized with the opening of the Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center.  His loss will be felt by many on our campus.  Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family.

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