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WOW...I need to look them up. Never heard of that organization. I am active with Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals too.
This is the link to their site link
It just is only in Southeastern Virginia with the main hospital being located in Norfolk, Virginia. So unless you are around there it'd explain why you hadn't heard of it.
Here's a few facts on it...
•Virginia’s only free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital--treating children from birth through age 21--and site of the state’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center.
•A not-for-profit hospital committed to quality medical care for all children.
•The regional pediatric referral center for southeastern Virginia, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina--a service area of nearly 2 million people. The hospital also treats children from across the United States and around the world.
•A health care facility and teaching hospital licensed for 206 beds. Headquarters of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics.
•The heart of an integrated pediatric health care system of more than 3,000 employees providing comprehensive primary, specialty and surgical care for children. Patients have access to all the benefits of the hospital’s community outreach program, including educational workshops and lectures.
•Last fiscal year, there were more than 5,800 inpatient admissions and more than 156,900 outpatient specialty and surgical clinic visits. The Emergency Center handled an additional 47,217 visits.
•The hospital is located near downtown Norfolk in a medical complex that includes EVMS and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
•Community-based CHKD Health Centers offering a variety of outpatient pediatric primary care, specialty medical and surgical care and rehabilitative and diagnostic services are located in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Newport News. A satellite clinic is located on the Eastern Shore.
•A first-ever pediatric ambulatory surgery center opened in September 2005 adjacent to the CHKD Health Center in Newport News. A second CHKD Health and Surgery Center opened in Virginia Beach in October 2008.
Specialties and Services
•Children’s Specialty Group, a physician-owned, multi-disciplinary pediatric practice, provides treatment for patients in dozens of pediatric sub-specialties.
•CHKD Surgical Group provides general pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiac, plastic reconstructive, orthopedic and urologic surgical services. Other surgical services available include: anesthesiology, craniofacial and genitourinary reconstruction, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, as well as open heart and plastic surgery. Children made 36,258 visits to CHKD Surgical Group last year.
•CHKD Medical Group provides physician management services for more than 90 pediatricians in 15 primary care pediatric practices throughout Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. There were nearly 439,000 primary care office visits last year.
•The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the region’s only dedicated critical care facility for infants, children and adolescents suffering from acute, life-threatening illnesses.
•The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the most critically ill newborns and is the largest and most sophisticated facility of its kind in the region.
•A specially trained Transport Team of nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics experienced in the care and movement of critically ill children and newborns provides transport from area medical facilities in fully equipped mobile intensive care units
•The Transitional Care Unit at CHKD is one of the first programs in the nation developed to facilitate the move from hospital to home for technology-dependent children.
•The Children’s Rehabilitation Unit provides the region’s only inpatient facility for the diagnosis and treatment of children with severe disabilities.
•The Cardiac Surgery Program consists of a team of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular anesthesiologists and specially trained surgical staff bringing world-class care to area children whose heart problems require complex, life-saving surgery.
•The CHKD Child Abuse Program provides comprehensive medical and psychosocial services for the diagnosis and treatment of victims of child abuse and neglect. It helps coordinate investigation and intervention services of medicine, mental health, child protective services, law enforcement and prosecution. More than 1,000 children are served annually.
•The Children’s Sports Medicine Program meets the unique medical and rehabilitative needs of young athletes at every level of ability. CHKD orthopedic specialists and therapists help young athletes from the moment of injury through recovery and return to the playing field.
CHKD's Cancer Program coordinates inpatient and outpatient care for more than 500 children annually and employs the latest research and treatement for their patients.
•The Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is a state-of-the art, child friendly outpatient clinic serving the needs of some 1,200 area children for various cancers and blood disorders, like sickle cell disease, hemophilia and anemia.
•The Children’s Health Line is a free service that helps locate a pediatrician or pediatric specialist for families, as well as information on parenting seminars and workshops.
History and Community Support
Origin of the name...
•In 1896, a group of community-spirited women formed the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters to provide medical care for indigent mothers and their children. They established a free clinic and visiting nurse service and in 1961 built The King’s Daughters’ Children’s Hospital, with 88 beds and a variety of services. In 1979, the name was changed to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Today The King's Daughters number more than 1,000 and provide financial and volunteer support to CHKD.