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Drum roll please… Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Performs for Patients, Families and Fans! (VIDEO)

Dec 21 2012

Our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer have come to an end! We want to thank you all for lighting up our world with your heartwarming and inspirational messages of appreciation, so we are spreading the cheer right back. Your stories have overwhelmed us with kindness, so our staff has put together a surprise video that is sure to turn heads. And, we can guarantee you won’t be smiling at the ground watching this one. If you haven’t guessed it by now, the musical setting for our video debut is “That’s What Makes You Beautiful,” by One Direction. Each of the stories you sent were encouraging and heartfelt, which is what makes you beautiful. Thank you for participating and making our... View Article

Richmond has a children’s hospital

Dec 20 2012

Leslie Wyatt, executive director of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, recently wrote a letter to the editor regarding Richmond’s need for a shared vision for children’s health.  We’re taking pediatric care and research to the next level! Over the years, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has been energized by our community’s steadfast passion and support for great children’s health care. Together, we have been able to create a world-class hospital, staffed by more than 140 specialists who can address nearly all aspects of pediatric health care. This allows Richmond children and their families to stay close to home for advanced care, and for children beyond Virginia to travel to our hospital for compassionate, life-saving, life-improving care. Read the... View Article

Children’s Kidney Care Relocates – Around the Corner

Dec 19 2012

Two years ago, Richmond and surrounding counties were void of a pediatric nephrology program. Children were traveling sixty to eighty miles outside of the city for treatment of issues such as congenital renal disease and hypertension. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU recognized this gap in care and decided it was time to rebuild a program. This programmatic expansion is part of a larger vision for pediatrics, driven by Drs. Rubin and Strauss, to create a regional referral center for children that serves not only Richmond but all of central Virginia. “The pediatric nephrology program established at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU enables children to finally receive sufficient care close to home,” said Timothy Bunchman, MD, professor and chief,... View Article

12 Days of Holiday Cheer to Make Our Staff Dance

Dec 11 2012

Have you ever wondered what our staff does when they’re happy? Perhaps they break out into song! Maybe they take out their dancing shoes and bust a move. Guess you’ll never know… or will you? This December, find out what it takes to see your own physicians, nurses and staff members at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU perform in a musical debut! All it takes is a little love from our fans. This holiday season, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU invites you to share your appreciation with the doctors, nurses and staff that have dedicated their lives to helping children stay healthy and safe. Tell us what you love about Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU or how... View Article

Addy’s Story: Discovering the Right Treatment

Dec 10 2012

Amy and Brian Kelley brought home their beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed newborn, Addy. She had only been home a week when her pediatrician called to say that some of Addy’s tests had come back abnormal. She was soon diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic, chronic condition that affects the lungs and digestive system. Addy and her parents’ lives would change forever. When you meet Addy, you would never know that she has a serious condition. She likes to run and play like many kids, and she loves soccer and playing with her big sister and cousins. However, while the rest of her friends play outside, Addy needed to be inside for her breathing treatments and chest therapy — twice... View Article