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First responders to celebrate first birthday of Children’s Tower
April 29, 2024
Three CHoR nurses smile by the window overlooking goodnight lights 2023

    Goodnight lights event designed to excite and support kids at CHoR  

    Tuesday, April 30 marks the first birthday of the Children’s Tower – home to pediatric inpatient, emergency and Level I trauma care. First responders from throughout the region will join the celebration by shining their vehicle lights and waving to patients from the streets below.

    CHoR and VCU Police organized a similar celebration, called goodnight lights, on the tower’s opening day to help patients settle in for their first night in their new hospital rooms.

    See the excitement of the 2024 Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU goodnight lights celebration

    A community of support for patients and team members at CHoR

    A view of the Children's Tower from outside during goodnight lights 2023“The original goodnight lights celebration one year ago capped off a successful day of moving patients, team members and all operations into our new, completely kid-focused Children’s Tower,” Jeniece Roane, vice president of operations for CHoR, said. “The feedback from families was overwhelmingly positive so we thought what better way to commemorate the tower’s first birthday than with another celebratory goodnight lights event.”

    VCU Police Chief John Venuti was thankful to see agencies attend last year to welcome patients, families and staff and looks forward to this year's event.

    "Not only are we lucky to have a Level I trauma center for children here at VCU, but we're very grateful that our public safety partners are making the time to show support for patients, families and staff," Venuti said. "We hope that seeing this support reminds everyone at CHoR that the community is behind them." 

    Families will be given flashlights to shine out their hospital room windows as well. 

    Second annual goodnight lights at the Children's Tower

    WHAT:            Children’s Tower goodnight lights                          

    WHEN:           Tuesday, April 30, 8:30 – 9 p.m.

    WHERE:         Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Children’s Tower
                            1001 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219

                            Emergency vehicles will line up on Marshall, Clay, Leigh, 10th and 11th streets.

    WHO:              Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU patients, families and team members
                            VCU Police and first responders from the city of Richmond and surrounding counties               

    While the Children's Tower marks its first birthday this year, CHoR has a 100+ year history of caring for kids. The Children's Tower has allowed our teams to care for more kids in its first year than ever before, with 24/7 access to any pediatric specialist they may need.

    Discover more about the Children's Tower.                                                                                                            


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