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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrates new Children’s Tower with a ribbon-cutting unlike any other
March 27, 2023
Children's Tower line drawing with ribbon around it

    CHoR is celebrating the ribbon-cutting of our Children’s Tower, Richmond’s new home for pediatric inpatient, emergency and trauma care which will open on April 30. The $420 million tower was designed for – and with the help of – families and providers in the community and based on extensive research into best practices in pediatric health care. 

    What's special about the Children's Tower?

    When combined with the adjacent outpatient Children’s Pavilion, the Children’s Tower consolidates the region’s pediatric specialty care into one city block and 1 million square feet dedicated to caring for kids. Standing as tall as 13 giraffes, the building houses Central Virginia’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and emergency department with 24/7 access to any pediatric specialist a child may need, along with 72 acute and intensive care beds, and family amenities that make the hospital more comfortable. The Children’s Tower is expanding inpatient bed capacity and emergency room access by 40 percent on opening day. It is also increasing pediatric surgical and imaging capacity.

    CHoR broke ground on the Children’s Tower in June 2019. In addition to some of the most spacious pediatric hospital rooms in the country, it comprises a dedicated pediatric helipad, free on-site parking including valet for families visiting the emergency room, and shell space for growth to meet the community’s future needs.

    Children's Tower ribbon-cutting details

    Children’s Tower ribbon-cutting, with a twist

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    10 a.m.               

    Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Children’s Tower
    1000 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    RSVP is currently at capacity. Watch the livestream on Facebook!

    The Honorable Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia
    The Honorable Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond
    CHoR and VCU leadership
    Patient family                        

    Explore the Children's Tower online.


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