Advancing Children's Health

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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

By Leslie Wyatt, Vice President of Children’s Services and Executive Director of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU        There is energy and momentum around advancing children’s health in Richmond, and today marks our newest milestone. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is breaking ground on a multi-story, high-tech ambulatory pavilion for pediatric services.  The new facility will meet the growing need for outpatient services for children in our community.The Children’s... View Article

Sep 10 2012

In a world where paper is becoming obsolete, it only makes sense that medical records become digital too. Not only do electronic records provide faster, easier communication between doctors and other care providers, they also provide a single source of up-to-date information on a patient’s history, test results, physician notes, medications and more. Many EMRs also include what’s referred to as a “patient portal,” which allows physicians to communicate with... View Article

Aug 29 2012

The childhood obesity epidemic is increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S. More than 23 million children in the U.S. are diagnosed as overweight or obese – that’s one in every three children. A child or adolescent is considered obese when they are 20 percent above the average weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is not only detrimental to a child’s health, causing issues such... View Article

Aug 23 2012

Standing by the Plan

Jul 25 2012

An article in the July 2012 issue of Richmond Magazine addressed the issue of children’s healthcare in Central Virginia, and more specifically, access to services and specialists for children in the region.  Although there is much debate about how this should be done, everyone agrees that collaboration is key. “This needs an integrated strategy; they’re right on that,” says Roice Luke, professor emeritus in VCU’s Department of Health Administration. After... View Article

Jul 25 2012

Award honors best practices in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities Shira Cantor Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (804) 828-7035 scantor@mcvh-vcu.edu   The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living have selected the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Brook Road Campus as a 2012 recipient of the “Silver – Achievement in Quality” for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The competitive award... View Article

Jul 2 2012

Today is the second birthday of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and marks two years since VCU Health System and Children’s Hospital came together to form Richmond’s only full-service children’s hospital.Thank you for celebrating our birthday with us this week and for your well wishes sent by Facebook, Twitter and video.  We plan of many more years of advancing children’s health in Richmond, Va.“Like” Children’s Hospital of Richmond at... View Article

Jun 30 2012

By Kellie MurphyRichmond FamilyJune 2012Sometime during the preschool years and elementary school, many parents and their children enter the world of organized sports. For us it started with four-year-old soccer, a sport that consists mainly of parents watching several children move in a single clump up and down the field. From there, we moved on to basketball, baseball, football, lacrossee, and field hockey, filling our home with all the gear... View Article

Jun 18 2012

As a pediatric surgeon practicing in Richmond for the past eight years, I have a unique perspective on hospital-based pediatric care in this region. I interact on a routine basis with pediatricians, as well as pediatric sub-specialists in the outpatient clinics, on the inpatient wards, in the intensive care units, as well as in the operating room. My patients range from newborn, premature babies up to children who are adult-sized.... View Article

May 31 2012

With formerly conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia and the rest of their family looking on, Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez Reyna presented pediatric surgeon David Lanning, M.D., with the country’s highest civilian honor for his efforts to separate the girls in a dramatic 22-hour surgery late last year.During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor... View Article

Apr 12 2012