Advancing Children's Health

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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... View Article

Dec 11 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... View Article

Dec 10 2012

By Leslie Wyatt, Vice President of Children’s Services andExecutive Director of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUShhh…we have a fun secret to share. Today Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is revealing our new Children’s Garden! The open air rooftop space is a unique outdoor environment designed for inpatient children and families. The 4,000 square-foot garden is located on the 7th floor of the MCV Campus and features beautiful... View Article

Nov 19 2012

By Robert E. Kane,  MDProfessor, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Virginia Commonwealth University As an adult you may have experienced heartburn or an uncomfortable feeling in your chest after eating a big meal or spicy food. From time to time this is normal, but if these symptoms occur frequently it may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).But GERD isn’t just a problem for adults — it affects kids, too. In... View Article

Nov 15 2012

Conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia were surgically separated one year ago by medical experts at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The Richmond Times Dispatch originally covered the successful surgical procedure and was on hand for the homecoming to describe how the twins are doing one year later: “They have great health, and they love to play” [Lisandra] Sanatis said.That was confirmed during an afternoon check-up at VCU. Dr.... View Article

Nov 2 2012

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU recently partnered with the Virginia Treatment Center for Children to host “Unraveling the Mystery of Children’s Mental Health: From Brains to Behavior,” a presidential symposium which highlighted advances in science and research and focused on understanding pediatric mental health issues.  The event drew over 230 professionals, including physical therapists, psychiatrists and even veterans, to discuss children’s mental health, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and... View Article

Nov 1 2012

For Ray Smith, there’s nothing like seeing a dad dressed up as a ladybug. On October 16, Smith kicked off a Halloween celebration at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU through Spirit of Children- complete with Halloween costumes for kids and parents.Every year, Smith works to make the the holiday memorable for children, even though they are in the hospital. Children and teens wear costumes, paint pumpkins, play bingo and this... View Article

Oct 17 2012

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU broke ground September 10 on the new Children’s Pavilion, which will be completed in 2015. Over 200 people attended the event to celebrate the new facility, but if you weren’t there, be sure to check out this video:”I have often said that I have the very best job at VCU. I love being a pediatrician, and I’m proud of our team here at CHoR... View Article

Sep 17 2012

In addition to breaking ground on the new Children’s Pavilion, a multi-story outpatient facility featuring pediatric-dedicated imaging, surgical and endoscopy procedure rooms, pediatric faculty offices and a 7-story parking garage, we have added several talented pediatric specialists to enhance access to care for community pediatricians, their patients and families. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is pleased to welcome five new physicians to the team! These physicians help comprise over... View Article

Sep 13 2012

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University on Monday began construction of a new Children’s Pavilion that will be the largest and most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children in the region.The $168 million, 640,000-square-foot facility will house 72 exam rooms; a surgical area with two operating rooms and two procedure rooms; areas for diagnostic testing, imaging; and laboratory services. Construction also will include an attached parking garage with... View Article

Sep 11 2012