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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

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