Celebrating Milestone for New Mental Health Facility
Thursday, April 14, 2016
April 13, 2016
Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University on Wednesday "topped out" its new Virginia Treatment Center for Children, marking the placement of the facility's last steel beam.
The new 120,000-square-foot pediatric mental health facility is under construction on the Brook Road Campus of CHoR and is scheduled to open in summer 2017. The new facility?s healing and therapeutic environment will replace a 50-year-old building located on VCU Health's downtown campus. The new VTCC spans 4.5 acres, is 47 feet tall and contains 880 tons of steel. The facility will include 32 inpatient rooms; 20 outpatient treatment rooms; occupational, recreation, art, music and play therapy; inpatient school programs; a gym and recreational areas; gardens and greenspace; a Children's Mental Health Resource Center; and the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, the research arm of VTCC.