CHKD News Releases

View our archive of past news releases. Media inquiries can be made by calling (757) 668-7043. For after-hours inquiries, call (757) 475-8839.

Recent News Releases and Stories

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Danielle DeVenio, (757) 668-9049 or Danielle.Devenio@chkd.org
Farm Fresh Presents $179,874 Donation to CHKD to Help Local Kids with Cancer
Money was raised through local grocer’s 16th Annual “Round Up” Campaign

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. –  Farm Fresh President Micky Nye presented a $179,874 donation to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) on April 22 to help local children in their fight against childhood cancer. The presentation took place in CHKD’s outpatient cancer and blood disorders unit, which was built with the help of funds raised and donated by Farm Fresh.

The gift was a result of Farm Fresh’s Round Up campaign which took place earlier this spring. Round Up is an annual in-store fundraising drive held at every Farm Fresh location that encourages customers to round up the total of their grocery store tab to an even dollar amount, or to add additional dollars to benefit CHKD.

“As we complete this Round Up campaign, the dedication and support shown by our customers and Farm Fresh associates for children fighting cancer continues to inspire us. There is a passion for this cause that is undeniable and we are proud to facilitate this giving,” Nye said.

Farm Fresh has long been a great supporter of CHKD’s cancer program. CHKD President and CEO Jim Dahling appreciatively recognized the impact of this enduring relationship. “Over the last 16 years, Farm Fresh and their customers have generously donated over $8.1 million to CHKD’s cancer program. Through events like the annual Round Up campaign they show their continuous commitment to helping the children and families in our local communities,” Dahling said.

As the only cancer program in the region specifically designed for children, CHKD follows more than 500 childhood cancer patients from across southeastern Virginia, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina. Approximately 70 local children receive new diagnoses each year – more than one each week. CHKD’s oncologists can offer patients up-to-the-minute treatment innovations through more than 50 cancer research protocols for everything from bone cancer to brain tumors.

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy operates 41 stores in Hampton Roads, Franklin and Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Farm Fresh also operates a free-standing pharmacy located inside CHKD. Formed in 1957 as a neighborhood grocery store with world class service, Farm Fresh is celebrating its 57th anniversary as Hampton Roads local grocer this year. For more information about Farm Fresh visit: www.farmfreshsupermarkets.com.

CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers and satellite offices throughout its service region. 

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Monday, March 14, 2016
Kasey Fuqua, (757) 668-7153
CHKD Announces New Health Center and Urgent Care Opening in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. — Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will open the region’s second urgent care center exclusively for infants, children and teens on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Loehmann’s Plaza, 3960 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach. The facility is also home to several other signature services, including sports medicine; physical, occupational and speech therapy; X-ray services and lab services.

“Since opening Hampton Roads’ first pediatric urgent care in January of 2015, we have seen an increasing demand for age-appropriate, fast care for children,” says CHKD President and CEO, Jim Dahling. “Our new location in Virginia Beach expands our ability to provide care for the community’s children when and where they need it.”

CHKD Urgent Care offers care for common illnesses and injuries of childhood including colds, flu, sinus and ear infections, asthma, vomiting, diarrhea, sports and orthopedic injuries and suturing for cuts that need stitches.

CHKD sports medicine services at the new location include primary care sports medicine, sports physical therapy, injury prevention programs and sports performance training for children and teens.

Hours of operation at the building will vary by service. Sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy will operate on an appointment-only basis. CHKD Urgent Care, X-ray and lab services will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends/holidays.

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Kasey Fuqua, (757) 668-7153
CHKD’s Oakbrooke Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine in Chesapeake Receives National Accreditation

CHESAPEAKE, VA – The CHKD Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine located at the CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation is in addition to the previous accreditations earned at the Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine locations at CHKD Health Center at Oyster Point in Newport News and at the main hospital in Norfolk.

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the CHKD Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, AASM president. “Sleep medicine services at CHKD are an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, the sleep center had to meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas including personnel, facility and equipment, patient care and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center must include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

Led by medical director Dr. Michael Strunc, the CHKD Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine provides diagnostic and treatment services to help kids and teens get the sleep they need. Sleep is critical to a child’s physical and behavioral health, happiness and academic success. The center is located at 500 Discovery Drive, Suite 202 in Chesapeake. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (757) 668-9466.

CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers and urgent care centers throughout its service region.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Kasey Fuqua, (757) 668-7153
Sixth Annual David Wright Vegas Night Deals a Full House and Big Win For CHKD

Virginia Beach, Va. — Hometown hero David Wright, captain of the National League Champion New York Mets, hosted the sixth annual Vegas-style charity event for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters on Friday, January 22, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

The sold-out evening included a poker tournament and casino games, including craps, roulette, blackjack and virtual horse racing with chances to win great prizes. Guests enjoyed cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth, dancing and bidding on live and silent auction items. Nearly 400 supporters braved the weather to attend the event, which raised a record $201,000 for CHKD, with Metal Tech as the title sponsor.

An avid supporter of CHKD for many years, this is the sixth Vegas Night hosted by Wright. This year’s event brought the six-year cumulative total to $951,000. Funds from past events have been used to renovate the hospital playroom and provide critical support for patient care.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Kasey Fuqua, (757) 668-7153
CHKD Medical Group Announces 2016 Board of Directors

HAMPTON ROADS, VA – CHKD Medical Group, the pediatric practice group of Children’s Health System, Inc. which operates Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, has elected its 2016 Board of Directors. Dr. Steven Stolz and Dr. Bobby Garrison have both been re-elected to serve as chairman and vice-chairman, respectively.

Kathryn Abshire, vice president of finance at CHKD, will serve as secretary and treasurer for the board. Dr. Doug Mitchell serves as the medical director for CHKD Medical Group. Other members of the board include Dr. Dean Cauley, Dr. John Cawthorn, Dr. John Harrington and Dr. Scott Nottingham.

The board of directors provides valuable leadership to CHKD pediatricians at 18 practices in 28 locations in Hampton Roads. To find a pediatrician near you, please visit CHKD.org/pediatricians.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices and multi-service health centers throughout the region.

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Kasey Fuqua at (757) 668-7153
Partners in Pediatric Care Joins CHKD Medical Group

Virginia Beach, Va.— Children’s Health System, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Partners in Pediatric Care to the CHKD family. The practice offers more than 50 years of combined experience from board-certified pediatricians Cami Jordan, MD, and Rosemary Ashman, MD, PhD, as well as licensed clinical psychologist Andrea Arcona, PhD who offers behavioral health testing and therapy services to children and adolescents.

Partners in Pediatric Care will continue to provide services at 324 Louisa Avenue, Suite 118 in Virginia Beach as a practice of CHKD Medical Group. CHKD Medical Group is part of Children’s Health System, Inc. which operates Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, the state’s only full-service free-standing pediatric hospital.

Dr. Jordan and Ashman are currently accepting new patients and offer a complimentary get-acquainted visit for new families. The practice offers high-quality comprehensive pediatric care backed by the expertise and specialty services of CHKD. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (757) 333-7797.

CHKD Medical Group consists of 18 pediatric practices in 28 locations throughout the region – from Elizabeth City to Williamsburg.

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