Tag Archive: Children’s Hospital Foundation

Adults who smoke may have noticed laws have been passed in recent years that limit who can smoke, when they can smoke and where they can smoke. These changes have led to an increase in people smoking in their homes, their cars and 25 feet from the entrance to a place of work. Increased smoking in homes and in cars is a concerning health issue – especially regarding children and... View Article

Jul 12 2018

After an extensive national search, Elias Neujahr has been named the first CEO of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Dec. 3. Neujahr joins CHoR from CHRISTUS Health System where he served as president of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio employs more than 170 pediatric health care providers. As president, Neujahr led successful efforts... View Article

Oct 20 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® presented Seth Corey, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research, with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant at a special handprint ceremony in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every 36 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Corey commits his life’s work to researching and developing life-saving treatments for these children. While Dr. Corey leads... View Article

Sep 20 2017

Richmond has been designated as the most challenging place in the U.S. to live with asthma, but CHoR has been on a mission to help children in this ‘asthma capital’ breathe easier. Funding from Children’s Hospital Foundation made Dr. Michael Schechter’s dream of a community asthma program a reality. The launch of the You Can Control Asthma Now program in 2015 established comprehensive and coordinated asthma care for children and... View Article

Aug 31 2017

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

Dr. Melanie Bean, Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services at the Healthy Lifestyles Center, shared her tips for developing heart healthy habits on Virginia This Morning. Here she answers a few additional questions about the Healthy Lifestyles Center and how it is designed to help children and their families learn healthy lifestyle habits.Can you tell us more about Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Healthy Lifestyles Center?CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center is... View Article

Feb 18 2014

Our cellphones have evolved to do some pretty amazing things for us; from helping us navigate to our destination of choice to telling us where we should eat, they almost do it all. This holiday, why not use your cellphone to do something good for others? As part of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer  we’re asking our friends to help us #SpreadCheer by texting HEALTH to 50555 and donating... View Article

Dec 6 2013

Today is day 2 on our countdown of the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and we’re celebrating by sharing Mimi’s inspiring 6-word plan to #SpreadCheer!Ten-year-old Mimi doesn’t let being in the hospital dampen her spirits or her dance moves. She spreads cheer by, “Teaching my doctors how to dance.” Pediatric hematology and oncology fellow, Dr. Matt Scheff, says he is happy to have the help!How will you #SpreadCheer this holiday?... View Article

Dec 3 2013

Today is the first day of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and we’re celebrating by asking you to tell us how you’re going to #SpreadCheer during the holiday season. To provide some inspiration, we’ll share 6-word messages of cheer from some of our CHoR, VCU and Richmond friends everyday leading up to our biggest act of cheer, a surprise music video from our patients and staff!First up is Melissa Owens,... View Article

Dec 2 2013

‘Tis the season and just like Santa, we’ve been busy preparing for the holidays! Many of you probably remember us asking you to send us your stories of appreciation for our wonderful doctors and staff during last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer. In return, we released a special video, which turned out to be quite a hit!This year, we’re asking our friends to tell us how they’re going to... View Article

Dec 1 2013