Meet Emma, our February Calendar Kid

research blog
Feb 25 2016

Six-year-old Emma Blair says she’s “happy to bring a smile to others” as the featured patient for the month of February in CHoR’s 2016 Tid*Bits calendar. Photographed in a lab coat to illustrate a research-themed article, Emma says her favorite part of the experience was watching staff make “potions” for the beakers she held in the picture. “It was so much fun,” she says. “I love smiling for the camera.” Emma is an enthusiastic first grader at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Richmond. Art and religion are her favorite subjects, but she says she likes science a lot too and is currently learning “about the stages of life in nature” in her science class. At home she likes to spend... View Article

Heart month: Caring for children’s hearts

Feb 22 2016

Within months after Henry Johnson moved to Richmond, specialists from the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR discovered the severity of his heart condition and were able to surgically repair his four heart defects. Henry, who once tired easily when walking or moving, is now a two-year-old “ball of energy.” Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, occurring in about one in 100 live births. As we celebrate this heart-themed month, and patients like Henry, we also celebrate the important milestones in pediatric heart care that make life-changing stories possible – including the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center which was established just over one a year ago. The Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center advances pediatric heart... View Article

Tour de CHoR: Take a virtual tour of the new Children’s Pavilion!

cp tour
Feb 16 2016

The grand opening of our new outpatient Children’s Pavilion is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! The Children’s Pavilion will consolidate outpatient services under one roof. Everything from clinics and diagnostic testing to same-day surgery and dialysis. The Pavilion experience is designed to be convenient, while providing a welcoming environment for children to find healing, hope and happiness. The Pavilion is stacked with features created with families in mind, like 600 parking spaces, a Sibling Center, and an outdoor Sky Terrace. But change always requires a little adjustment, and with the excitement of opening a new Children’s Pavilion may come some anxiety about how to get around. We’ve created a special... View Article