Advancing Children's Health

Tag Archive: NICU

Our clinical team has the privilege of helping to train promising future pediatricians and specialists. These residents and fellows come from near and far for comprehensive, hands-on education at CHoR. Get to know them in this spotlight series over the next several months. Christa Tabacaru, MD Pediatrics Resident, PGY 2 I grew up primarily in Peoria, Arizona and went to Arizona State University for my undergraduate studies. I then attended... View Article

Sep 21 2017

As written by River’s mother, Angie: The night before River’s birth was pretty ordinary until I awoke around 3 am. Once I realized my water had broken, I arranged for my dad to come stay with our son Finn, packed my bag and showered. We finally made it to the hospital around 5 am. My nurse mentioned I could go for a walk to help labor progress. After many laps,... View Article

Jun 6 2017

On May 11 at 8:26 a.m. a 40-person team at VCU Medical Center successfully delivered sextuplets. Ajibola Taiwo, a native of Western Nigeria, was 30 weeks and two days pregnant when she gave birth to three boys and three girls by cesarean section. The babies ranged in weight from 1 pound, 10 ounces to 2 pounds, 15 ounces. All six are doing well and continue to thrive in the Children’s... View Article

May 24 2017

CHoR is proud to be part of VCU Medical Center, a designated “Baby-Friendly” Hospital recognized along with less than 10 percent of U.S. hospitals for providing an exceptional level of attention to newborn feeding and mother-baby bonding. One of the many ways CHoR supports and encourages newborn feeding and bonding is by promoting Kangaroo Care during the first hours and days of a newborn’s life and throughout an infant’s stay... View Article

May 15 2016

Carter Dean Rath was born with a defect in his abdominal wall known as gastroschisis. This condition can cause problems with a baby’s intestines, stomach and liver and requires special care from a team of experts. A team that Carter’s mom Maggie found right here in Richmond at CHoR.Carter spent nine months in the neonatal intensive care unit and underwent surgery to correctly position his affected organs and surgically close the... View Article

Mar 15 2016

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the first NICU in Virginia to receive the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award recognizes individual units that distinguish themselves by improving every facet of patient care. As one of only five NICUs in the country to receive this honor, CHoR is proud to be among nationally-recognized providers... View Article

Apr 18 2014

Alexis Nichol was born three months premature, weighing only 1 pound, 15 ounces. She spent the first 72 days of her life in the NICU. Over the past six years, Alexis has been a patient at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus. The team of doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapsists at CHoR help Alexis manage living with spastic triplesic cerebral palsy. Alexis has been on... View Article

Sep 17 2013

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve taken you on a behind the scenes tour of some of the facilities at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. You’ve seen the private rooms in the PICU, the pictures of NICU graduates and even the “fish bowl” at the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic. You’ve also had the opportunity to virtually experience inpatient amenities on the MCV Campus, like the rooftop... View Article

May 3 2013

Given all the heartbreak surrounding the recent events in our nation, we cannot think of something better to share with you than a story filled with hope and joy. One week ago today, six-month-old conjoined twins, A’zhari and A’zhiah Jones from Franklin, Va., were surgically separated at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Currently, the girls are in stable condition recovering in CHoR’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with help... View Article

Apr 29 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