Children's Emergency Department is now located in Children's Tower: 1001 E. Marshall Street.

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Meet our president

Elias Neujahr, MHA, MBA

Elias Neujahr joined Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in 2017 with a focus on expanding and improving care for children and families in Virginia. Under his leadership, CHoR has been listed among the nation’s top children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report, signifying the outstanding quality, safety, research and other important components of providing the best care for kids.

Neujahr was a key leader in solidifying plans for CHoR’s long-awaited dedicated full-service and comprehensive Children's Tower that opened in spring 2023. The tower is CHoR's home for inpatient, emergency care and Level 1 pediatric trauma care and completes an entire city block dedicated to caring for kids. The tower complements CHoR's mental health facility at Virginia Treatment Center, Transitional Care Unit at the Brook Road Pavilion, NICU on the main VCU Medical Center Campus and more than a dozen outpatient centers across Central and Northern Virginia. 

In an effort to ensure that children can acquire critical medications, Mr. Neujahr was integral in CHoR being included among 11 of the country’s leading children’s hospitals as an inaugural member of the Children’s Hospital Coalition. The coalition aims to provide certainty in access to medicines and address supply chain issues that disproportionately impact children’s hospitals.

A tireless advocate for children’s health, he also shares his passion and expertise as an active Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals board member.

Neujahr holds master’s degrees in both health care and business administration from the University of Colorado. He has committed his 20+ year career to pediatric health care, with an extensive background in operations and leadership that includes previous roles at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in Texas, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Physicians in Michigan, Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island and Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.