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When talking with Sherri Maters, MS, RN, NP-C and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, you can’t help but feel the positivity radiating from her.  Having just recently stepped into her role as the new face of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Sherri is excited to begin connecting with the community “one family at a time.”Sherri found her love of working... View Article

Feb 5 2013

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine.Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your... View Article

Feb 2 2013

By Alyssa Wehrmeister, RD, CDEPediatric Endocrinology Division, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Many parents worry about what their child is eating, and how exactly that affects heart health even at an early age.Eating is all about the choices you make for meals and snacks. It’s important for children to get enough calories to grow and develop, but it’s a fine line that can easily cross over into excess calories.  Certain fats, like saturated... View Article

Feb 1 2013

By Sean McKenna, MD, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUPeople tend to spend more time indoors and in close quarters during the winter, which creates an environment where viruses are transmitted quickly. While news stories caution us about the flu, we are just beginning to hear about norovirus.  Here’s what parents need to know:What is norovirus?A typical norovirus infection is known as “gastroenteritis,” because... View Article

Jan 31 2013

Karrah Bauserman can recall being bullied by classmates about her weight for as long as she can remember. As a child, Karrah was unable to participate in sports and activities with her fellow peers because she would quickly run out of breath. At the age of 13 she weighed her heaviest, about 200 pounds, and as her weight increased, so did the teasing. Karrah decided she had to make a... View Article

Jan 24 2013

Paula Belmonte had a fairly easy pregnancy until she went into preterm labor 12 weeks before her due date. Four days later, her son Santiago was born weighing 1 lb. 5 oz. and measuring 12.25 in. Paula says the next 161 days were some of the hardest she ever experienced.VCU Medical Center is a Level III, state-designated regional perinatal center – this means that together with Children’s Hospital of Richmond... View Article

Jan 8 2013

Our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer have come to an end! We want to thank you all for lighting up our world with your heartwarming and inspirational messages of appreciation, so we are spreading the cheer right back.Your stories have overwhelmed us with kindness, so our staff has put together a surprise video that is sure to turn heads. And, we can guarantee you won’t be smiling at the ground... View Article

Dec 21 2012

Leslie Wyatt, executive director of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, recently wrote a letter to the editor regarding Richmond’s need for a shared vision for children’s health.  We’re taking pediatric care and research to the next level!Over the years, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has been energized by our community’s steadfast passion and support for great children’s health care. Together, we have been able to create a world-class... View Article

Dec 20 2012

Two years ago, Richmond and surrounding counties were void of a pediatric nephrology program. Children were traveling sixty to eighty miles outside of the city for treatment of issues such as congenital renal disease and hypertension.Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU recognized this gap in care and decided it was time to rebuild a program. This programmatic expansion is part of a larger vision for pediatrics, driven by Drs. Rubin... View Article

Dec 19 2012

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