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About us

At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU we nurture the champion in every child.
We fight the forces that threaten them—however complex the condition or elusive the cure.
We build communities of wellness.
To heal the hurt of broken bones, broken hopes and broken systems.
We practice with rigor and love, to restore young bodies, minds and spirits with the tenacity to take on the world.
Only to find their spirit compels us to care in ways that overcome the impossible.

Proud to be your children’s hospital

Children and families come to us from Virginia, across the U.S., and often from out of the country. We cover nearly every pediatric health care need under the sun – from casts to cancer – from simple to complex – we do everything in our power to give kids a shot at a healthy future.

Fast facts

We're honored to earn awards and certifications, not for the shiny badges but for you.

  • Level 1 pediatric trauma center as designated by the American College of Surgeons and VA Department of Health (first in Virginia)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited CF Care Center
  • American Diabetes Association designated diabetes education program
  • Magnet Recognition Program awarded by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center
  • Baby-Friendly designation by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund

As part of VCU Health, we are committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.

Mission, vision and values

Mission
The health of all children is our number one priority.

Vision
To be a national leader in children's health through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Values

Service: We provide exceptional service by treating the whole child and family, not just the illness or injury in order to create a comfortable, caring, healing experience.

Trust: We earn trust by working with families as a team and delivering on our promises.

Attitude: We display a positive attitude while being open-minded, inclusive and welcoming.

Respect: We respect the role and contribution of every member of the health team and all individuals who work to better the lives of children.