Vice president for children’s services retires after 40-year career in pediatrics

Leslie Wyatt  CEO CHOR
Jan 31 2017

– from Leslie G. Wyatt, RN, MS As we begin a new year, and I embark on a new chapter in my life – otherwise known as retirement – I am excited about the future of health care for my own grandchildren, and for future generations of children, because of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s commitment to advancing children’s health. Today I retired after 40 years as a pediatric nurse and administrator in the Richmond community.  And what an amazing journey it has been. I will forever cherish the relationships I have had with the passionate and committed people of CHoR, Children’s Hospital Foundation, VCU Health and the pediatric community. Together, we have built a robust network of people, programs... View Article

Sleeping and feeding tips for a smooth start in life

A woman holds in her arms her newborn baby
Jan 31 2017

When it comes to becoming a new parent, it’s easy get confused with all the different advice people offer. Trust your instincts and ask your health care provider to help answer any questions. Here are a few tips to get you started from pediatrician and mother of three Dr. Gauri Gulati: Safe & sound sleep While most babies sleep 16 to 17 hours per day, they usually only sleep one or two hours at a time and don’t have regular sleep cycles until about 4 to 6 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Babies be placed on their backs to sleep on a firm sleep surface. Babies sleep in the same room as their parents but not... View Article

Meet Tyran, our January 2017 Calendar Kid

mom and tyran
Jan 30 2017

“A very loving 4-year-old ninja” is how Rochelle Welton describes her son Tyran, our January 2017 Calendar Kid. Tyran likes to pretend he’s a superhero, especially a Ninja Turtle, and he has big plans for becoming a superhero when he grows up. When he’s not outside running around and practicing his superhero skills, he enjoys spending time with his 11-year-old big brother, Tyree, playing on his tablet, wrestling and watching movies. Tyran’s family lives in Richmond’s Northside and he and his brother have been coming to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for well-child check-ups since birth. “My family has always used VCU,” Rochelle says. “They have the best care for their patients.” What Rochelle likes best about our new Children’s... View Article