Tag Archive: Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center

Having an advanced level of heart care right here in Richmond has very special meaning for 12-year-old Annelise “Anna” Kaikkonen. The expertise and dedication of our Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center team saved Anna’s life – more than once. “They spent many, many hours working to come up with a plan to do surgery in a way that Anna would survive,” her dad, Bob, says thankfully. The Heart Center provides... View Article

Dec 31 2017

By Dr. Thomas YehContent originally published on Richmond.com.It’s easy to lose your perspective in the rush of surgery. As a children’s heart surgeon, it has been my life’s greatest privilege to be part of many wonderful moments that changed lives for thousands of patients in Toronto, Louisville, Dallas, New Orleans, and now, in Richmond.Recently, a patient gave me pause to step back, savor the moment, and celebrate the wealth of... View Article

Nov 22 2016

By Dr. Thomas Yeh Content originally published on Richmond.com. It’s easy to lose your perspective in the rush of surgery. As a children’s heart surgeon, it has been my life’s greatest privilege to be part of many wonderful moments that changed lives for thousands of patients in Toronto, Louisville, Dallas, New Orleans, and now, in Richmond. Recently, a patient gave me pause to step back, savor the moment, and celebrate... View Article

Nov 22 2016

Within months after Henry Johnson moved to Richmond, specialists from the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR discovered the severity of his heart condition and were able to surgically repair his four heart defects. Henry, who once tired easily when walking or moving, is now a two-year-old “ball of energy.”Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, occurring in about one in 100 live births. As we... View Article

Feb 22 2016

Last week on Facebook, we introduced you to 5-month-old Kaylee, a CHoR heart patient who was able to return home four days after undergoing surgery to repair a hole in her heart – just in time for Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate this heart-themed month, and heart patients like Kaylee, we also celebrate the $28 million gift Children’s Hospital Foundation has pledged to advance pediatric heart surgery in Central Virginia... View Article

Feb 19 2015

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (CHoR) on Tuesday announced an unprecedented $28 million gift from Children’s Hospital Foundation, the single largest gift to pediatric health care in VCU’s history and one that will establish a pediatric cardiac surgery program in Richmond.The gift advances pediatric heart care in Central Virginia through the development of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Heart Center at CHoR.“This is another example of how VCU... View Article

Dec 16 2014