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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

  • 60,000
    patients served
  • 245,900
    outpatient visits
  • 19,800
    emergency visits
  • 6,400
    inpatient admissions
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Click on a metro Richmond area.

Areas in blue represent counties where we’ve helped children.

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.

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: Surgery

$4,880,270
paid since 2011

From routine, same-day outpatient surgeries to complex, delicate procedures, surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU utilize the most current, effective surgical methods. These include robot-assisted surgery to minimize pain, scarring and blood loss, and other minimally invasive surgical procedures. CHoR is the only accredited adolescent bariatric surgery center in Virginia, and one of several in the mid-atlantic region.

Children’s Hospital Foundation has pledged $500,000 towards construction of a pediatric perioperative center, a waiting area for patients before surgery. CHF has also given funds to add a 5th full time surgeon at CHoR.

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