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Our Family Advisory Network (aka CHoR FAN), is celebrating its second birthday. What began as a small group of parents and caregivers coming together to provide feedback on their experiences has turned into much more, for both the families and the hospital. “The Family Advisory Network is an avenue for caregivers to have a voice in the care we deliver at CHoR,” said Jan Kirby, RN, pediatric patient advocate and... View Article

Apr 5 2018

Each year Richmond magazine asks doctors in Central Virginia to nominate fellow ‘Top Docs’ in the region. They’re asked to think about which local care providers they would visit themselves or recommend to family members. An extraordinary 78 of our CHoR physicians and surgeons made the 2018 list! “I am proud to see so many of our physicians and surgeons named Top Docs by their peers,” said Elias Neujahr, CEO of CHoR. “We have... View Article

Apr 2 2018

How do you help a child through grief associated with the illness or loss of a loved one while you yourself are grieving? There’s a special team at CHoR that can answer that difficult question and provide kindness and support along the way. Mental health professionals at our Virginia Treatment Center for Children specialize in helping children experiencing grief at all stages. When families are initially faced with the illness,... View Article

Mar 29 2018

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” From these opening lines, the Dr. Seuss classic One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish brings together simple rhymes, whimsical illustrations and the promise of fun in a book that’s considered a great learning tool for beginning readers. Describing the book as both “fantastic and fun,” our therapy team recommends reading this type of book often –... View Article

Mar 26 2018

Tiffany Adams has gotten used to the drive from Norfolk to Richmond. So have her three children. They make the trip regularly so the youngest, Annabelle, can receive care at CHoR. Annabelle sees specialists in multiple service lines, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology and surgery. Appointments are coordinated and scheduled together as often as possible, so it’s not unusual for the family to have multiple appointments in one day.... View Article

Mar 22 2018

The smallest, sickest and most medically complex newborns in Central Virginia get the dedicated, specialized care they need right here at CHoR in our neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU’s quiet surroundings, 32 private rooms and advanced technologies create a healing environment for premature and critically ill newborns, and their families.  Central line infections – zero is our hero! Central lines are a key part of the care provided in... View Article

Mar 17 2018

Anorexia or bulimia may first come to mind when you hear the term “eating disorder.” However, there are other eating-related conditions parents should be aware of that can seriously affect a child’s weight gain and growth. Highlighting a recently defined trend, Feeding Program therapist Amaka Winslow explains anxiety-based feeding disorders, how these issues can severely limit what a child eats, and what can help. I’ve never heard of anxiety-based feeding... View Article

Mar 13 2018

Eleven-year-old Hazel loves Minecraft, scootering and playing outside. She’s also a black belt in tae kwon do. Assigned male at birth, Hazel (named Lachlan at the time) was the youngest of four boys. As she grew older, she didn’t identify with this assigned sex. To Hazel, she was a girl. By the end of her second grade year, she and her parents reached an important milestone in ensuring that the... View Article

Mar 9 2018

Like it or not, change happens. A change can be a new baby in the family, moving to a new school or grade, or a new routine or activity. But change often includes loss. When something new comes into our lives, it can mean that something is left behind. A marital separation, new house, new school or other changes for children usually mean that the sameness of routines, familiarity of... View Article

Feb 27 2018

Congenital heart disease is the most common type of birth defect occurring in about one in 100 live births. A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart’s structure and may involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and/or the arteries and veins leading to and from the heart. Defects range from conditions that show little to no visible symptoms in a child’s life to complex... View Article

Feb 19 2018