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When kids are in the hospital, their bodies are already vulnerable by the very nature of their illness or injury. This puts them at increased risk for sepsis, the body’s extreme immune response to a bacterial infection that gets into the blood. Sepsis is a medical emergency and requires urgent treatment. Changing the statistics CHoR is among a group of 47 children’s hospitals across the country working together in the... View Article

Oct 27 2017

Our clinical team has the privilege of helping to train promising future pediatricians and specialists. These residents and fellows come from near and far for comprehensive, hands-on education at CHoR. Get to know them in this spotlight series over the next several months.   Ashley Sullivan, MD Pediatrics Resident, PGY 3 I am from Memphis, TN, but completed college and medical school in Mississippi. I love the tandem block schedule at VCU. Not only... View Article

Oct 24 2017

After an extensive national search, Elias Neujahr has been named the first CEO of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Dec. 3. Neujahr joins CHoR from CHRISTUS Health System where he served as president of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio employs more than 170 pediatric health care providers. As president, Neujahr led successful efforts... View Article

Oct 20 2017

Allyson Manchester was a seemingly healthy teenager, active in sports and her high school color guard, when she began experiencing chronic ear infections in late 2014. What Allyson, her parents and even her doctors didn’t realize at the time was that these were the first signs of a more serious disease. Just five months after her ear infections healed, the soreness in her legs began. Despite Allyson’s on-the-go lifestyle, doctors... View Article

Oct 18 2017

The ability to make friends, keep friends and nurture these relationships over time is a good reflection of how well a person will thrive later in life – socially, emotionally and academically. Learning the qualities of a good and dependable friend paves the way for positive relationships in adulthood and provides children with an example of positive behavior to follow. The manner in which friendships evolve assists in the formation... View Article

Oct 11 2017

Though bullying has gained significant attention in recent years, it continues to rear its ugly head in schools and social settings nationwide. Targets of bullying are often those who don’t feel they can stand up to the injustice, so they attempt to ignore it. Unfortunately, bullies see this as an invitation to keep piling on the grief. Why do children bully? Bullying behavior stems from a sense of inadequacy and... View Article

Oct 5 2017

As the only American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Virginia, CHoR is a leader in caring for injured children. The Level 1 designation means we have pediatric specialists available around the clock to provide life-saving emergency care and that we provide total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. If your child has a serious injury or illness, stay calm and follow these steps*: -If... View Article

Oct 1 2017

For the past two years, Emberlyn Wray has entertained our team and her fellow patients with her sassy, spunky and unforgettable personality. She’s known for singing songs and dancing in her hospital room, the hallways of our ASK Hematology and Oncology Clinic and “the fishbowl” (our aquatic-themed infusion room). She also has a knack for easily making new friends. “Emberlyn doesn’t hesitate to go up to the other kids in... View Article

Sep 28 2017

“I was a happy 17 year old girl who lost all my hair, basically my identity, and had my life pulled right from under me,” said Alexis Quance of her diagnosis with acute myeloid leukemia on December 14, 2012. After about an hour of tears and asking “why me,” her attitude shifted. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked Alexis, now 21 and in her senior year of... View Article

Sep 25 2017

Did you know that road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the U.S.? When used correctly, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent, but three out of four car seats are not used or installed properly. Corri Miller-Hobbs, program coordinator for Safe Kids Virginia at CHoR, answered questions about car seats – the different types,... View Article

Sep 22 2017