Cast Announcement: Dr. Dillard Joins Dancing with Richmond’s Stars

Feb 28 2013

Looking for something entertaining to do this Friday? You’re in luck, because Dancing with Richmond’s Stars is back and you won’t want to miss it. Ten local celebrities will dance their hearts out to help benefit the Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. One of the stars includes the hospital’s very own Charles Dillard, MD, Director of CHoR’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic. “When I was approached to participate in this year’s Dancing with Richmond’s Stars I was told there was good news and bad news. They told me the good news was that the money raised by the competition was going to benefit our clinic. The bad news is I had to... View Article

America’s Best Doctors Call Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Home

Feb 26 2013

Best Doctors Inc. has named 17 physicians from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to the 2013 list of Best Doctors in America. These noteworthy physicians are among the 5 percent of doctors in America selected by more than 45,000 of their peers. “This type of peer recognition highlights the professional achievement, compassion and expertise displayed by our physicians every day,” said Sheldon Retchin, MD, senior vice president for health sciences at VCU and CEO of the VCU Health System. Please join us in congratulating the physicians from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU that made the 2013 list of Best Doctors in America: Stuart P. Adler:  Pediatric Infectious Diseases Charles Bagwell: Pediatric Surgery Richard R. Brookman: Adolescent Medicine... View Article

Treating Everything Under the Sun – Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Feb 7 2013

When it comes to your child’s health, parents want to know everything. That’s why we want to make sure you know that there are 140 dedicated specialists ready to care for your child’s health right here in Richmond. We created this infographic to remind Richmond parents, just like you, of the countless health services Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides right in your backyard! From allergies and asthma to emergency care, surgery and rehabilitation, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is here 24/7 to treat your child for everything under the sun! Do you want to receive a free poster of the infographic in the mail? Send your address via our Facebook tab, and we’ll send you a print... View Article

Heart Month Spotlight: Sherri Maters, Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Feb 5 2013

When talking with Sherri Maters, MS, RN, NP-C and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, you can’t help but feel the positivity radiating from her.  Having just recently stepped into her role as the new face of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Sherri is excited to begin connecting with the community “one family at a time.” Sherri found her love of working with children as a bedside nurse in pediatrics. Later she became the nurse practitioner for an adult pancreatitis clinic at VCU, but her love of children and interest in the heart brought her back to pediatrics. After many years spent caring for children by their bedside, and not getting... View Article

Love With All Your Heart: Send Your Loved Ones a Special E-Card this Valentine’s Day

Feb 2 2013

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine. Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your friends and family an e-Valentine with a custom message to let them know they are loved! In the spirit of American Heart Month, each e-card contains a link to heart healthy recipes and tips, along with a link to printable valentine cards and a coloring page for your valentine to enjoy.... View Article

Helping Kids Stay Heart Healthy

Feb 1 2013

By Alyssa Wehrmeister, RD, CDE Pediatric Endocrinology Division, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU   Many parents worry about what their child is eating, and how exactly that affects heart health even at an early age. Eating is all about the choices you make for meals and snacks. It’s important for children to get enough calories to grow and develop, but it’s a fine line that can easily cross over into excess calories.  Certain fats, like saturated and trans fats found in high fat meats, dairy, fried foods, and pre-packaged baked goods, are not as good for our hearts. Parents should give their children foods that contain healthy fats like poly or monounsaturated fats from plant based sources.  Nut butter, nuts, seeds, oil... View Article