What We Do
Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the many children it serves each year.
Making a local impact
In a single year, more than 60,000 children receive care at CHoR, and Children’s Hospital Foundation helps ensure that these children continue to have world class pediatric health care close to home, right here in Central Virginia. Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s primary service area is the Richmond Metro area and the Tri-Cities. More than 240,000 children live in those communities, and more than 1 out of every 8 children in the region visited the hospital for care in 2016 alone.
Children served in 2016
Improving the Lives of Children
The children featured on this website represent just a small fraction of the children that come to Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU each year. We hope their stories will help demonstrate how your support allows Children's Hospital Foundation to provide the funding necessary to develop the clinical, research, and teaching programs that will benefit our community’s children now and into the future.
Hanover | Services: Healthy Lifestyles Center
When 16-year-old Josh Melton was diagnosed in 2011 with fatty liver disease, which can lead to permanent liver damage or failure, his family was referred to the TEENS+ Program.
Palmer, 4 months
Richmond | Services: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
To the great surprise of his first-time parents, Palmer was born five weeks premature with lungs that had not yet developed completely.
Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center
Expert care that touches the hearts of our community's sickest children.
In December 2014, Children's Hospital Foundation pledged $28 million over 10 years to establish the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center. The CHF Heart Center is the only one of its kind in our community and offers services
ranging from fetal cardiology and interventional cardiac
catheterization to surgery and transplant.
Featured Program: Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s hematology and oncology team is dedicated to improving the quality of children’s lives through prevention, control and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders.
CHoR’s hematology and oncology team includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, educational consultants, psychologists and child life specialists who help treat the whole child and family—not just the illness. CHoR houses a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit, the only program of it’s kind in the state of Virginia.
Children’s Hospital Foundation Pledges $2.9 Million to Support Urology Services
Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced a $2,931,673 pledge to support urology services at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Names First CEO
After an extensive national search, Elias Neujahr was named the first CEO of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and began work Dec. 3. Mr. Neujahr joins CHoR from CHRISTUS Health System where he served as president of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio.