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Since a young age Kelley Dodson, MD, of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, always knew she wanted to become a doctor. “My friend and I used to play doctor all day long,” said Dr. Dodson. “I think I’ve always known this was the career path I was meant to take.”It wasn’t until medical school that she discovered her interest in pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine. “I found... View Article

Apr 23 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdaHnFhT3OMThe team at CHoR knows getting better is about a lot more than medicine.At CHoR, we understand the playful nature of children — from their energetic spirits and imaginations, to their desire to play and just have fun! Our team embraces these important aspects of childhood, and often times you can find us playing a little bit too! With amenities like our rooftop Children’s Garden, children and families have the... View Article

Apr 18 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvoOW62-F80From the waiting room filled with crafts and games, to the “fish bowl” where children can play with iPads and watch movies during treatments, the environment in the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is child-friendly and comforting.CHoR’s hematology and oncology specialists have expertise ranging from iron deficiency to rare childhood cancers. They provide team-based, comprehensive treatment programs to treat the whole... View Article

Apr 16 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xIf-Bl4iPsFrom the child life specialists who prepare children for procedures during their stay to the private rooms and compassionate nurses, CHoR’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides care to meet both the medical and emotional needs of patients and families. CHoR’s is home to the only Level 1 PICU in Central Virginia, that’s a fancy way of saying it provides the most advanced lifesaving technologies and treatments to care for... View Article

Apr 11 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqOqO3a1W5QWalking into the pediatric emergency room at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is like entering a vibrant rainforest, a far contrast from adult hospital environments. Children and their families are greeted in CHoR’s rainforest-themed ER by frogs, toucans, monkeys…and a compassionate pediatric medical team.As part of VCU Medical Center, the region’s only designated level 1 trauma center, CHoR’s pediatric emergency room (ER) provides the highest level of emergency... View Article

Apr 9 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbiw9y7IG4YWhen you walk into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the first thing you will see are the smiling faces in the pictures of NICU graduates. From the play room for siblings to the talented specialists, the NICU at CHoR takes some stress off new parents while their baby gets strong enough to go home. With babies staying anywhere from 48 hours to... View Article

Apr 5 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlEy2yRzn4“With features like playrooms, an air hockey table and a rooftop Children’s Garden, you would hardly remember you’re in a hospital,” said Siri Bream, certified child life specialist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.The Acute Care Units at CHoR serve children with acute or chronic illnesses and injuries. The units are divided by age with 17 beds for infants and toddlers under age 4 and 24 beds for older... View Article

Apr 3 2013

Happy Doctor’s Day!

Mar 30 2013

In honor of Doctor’s Day, we’re continuing to reveal the mysterious superheroes behind Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s doctors. Discover the secret super powers and superhero personas of these awesome children’s doctors.Rajanya Petersson, MD, Assistant Professor of the Division of Otolaryngology (that’s a fancy long word for ear, nose and throat medicine) is new to team CHoR. In addition to being a member of the 2000 Olympic U.S. Women’s... View Article

Mar 30 2013

The mystery of some of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s superhero personas is finally being revealed. Ladies and gentleman, meet your first four superhero doctors.Timothy Bunchman, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology, joined the CHoR staff in 2011 and successfully revitalized the hospital’s nephrology services, making if the only program of its kind in the region. Since then, many began suspecting that Dr.Bunchman’s powers were beyond... View Article

Mar 29 2013

In honor of Doctor’s Day, some of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s super doctors are officially revealing their superhero personas tomorrow! Each doctor possesses a unique superpower that helps them provide the best care to their patients.  You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. Until then, can you guess who the secret super doctors are and each of their superpowers?Don’t forget to have your child enter our Doctor’s Day... View Article

Mar 28 2013