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About CHoR

At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we nurture the champion in every child.

For those who believe that every child has a right to wellness, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family.

From our nurses and child life specialists to our students and residents – we all work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers. Whether a family is local and lives around the corner, or drives 900 miles for life-changing surgery during a pandemic, we work together to make sure CHoR feels like home for our families and our team.

At CHoR we strive for excellence in everything we do. We're honored to earn awards and certifications, not for the shiny badges but for the kids and families we serve who inspire us to keep climbing higher.

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.

Fast facts about CHoR

About Children's Hospital of Richmond

Our mission, vision and values


The health of all children is our number one priority.


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


  • 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.