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VCU Police and other first responders to wish patients a special goodnight on their first night in the Children’s Tower
April 27, 2023
Police car with lights shining at night

    The Children's Tower opens Sunday! CHoR and VCU Police have organized a special celebration – goodnight lights – to help patients settle in for their first night in their new hospital rooms.

    “This is a monumental moment for our city and for children and families at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU,” VCU Police Chief John Venuti said. “Families will receive different colored flashlights with instructions to shine them out their hospital room windows for first responders to see. We’ll be outside with our vehicle lights on for them as well. It’s a way to say, ‘we’re cheering you on, and have a great first night in the new hospital.’”

    Richmond’s new home for pediatric inpatient, emergency and trauma care

    Patients in the pediatric acute and intensive care units will move from the pediatric floor in VCU Medical Center Main Hospital to their new rooms in the Children’s Tower throughout the day on April 30.

    “The Children’s Tower is truly a dream come true for our community, our families and our team members,” Jeniece Roane, vice president of operations for CHoR said. “The goodnight lights celebration is an opportunity to show our children that there’s a larger community rallying around them on opening night – and every night.”

    Children's Tower goodnight lights

    WHAT:         Children’s Tower goodnight lights                    

    WHEN:         Sunday, April 30
                          8:45-8:55 p.m. – Vehicles turn on their lights; patients shine flashlights out windows
                          8:55-9 p.m. – Vehicles depart, and patients go to bed

    WHERE:       Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Children’s Tower
                          1001 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219
                          Vehicles will line up along King Street Bridge and on Marshall, Clay, Leigh, 10th and 11th streets.   

    WHO:            Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU patients, families and team members
                          VCU Police
                          First responders from across Richmond City and surrounding counties

     Find out all about the Children's Tower.                       

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