News Release

Monday, September 18, 2006

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Noland Family Pledges $1 Million to CHKD

Gift helps fund Peninsula surgery center and meet $34.5-million Children’s Campaign goal.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The Noland Memorial Foundation recently announced a $1-million pledge to help fund the CHKD Surgery Center opened in September 2005 in the Oyster Point area of Newport News.

The Foundation, headed by its president, Lloyd U. Noland Jr., and established by the Noland family of Newport News, is well known for its philanthropic contributions to projects and organizations committed to improving the quality of life of Peninsula residents and communities.

This gift, the largest received by CHKD for its Newport News facility, also marks a major step toward the conclusion of the hospital’s Children’s Campaign to raise $34.5 million in capital and endowment funds for critical programs and building projects. The Campaign is in its final three months, and more than $33.5 million has been pledged to date toward the overall goal.

“The good works of CHKD and the high quality of its services are known far and wide,” said Noland. “Its establishment of the CHKD Health and Surgery Center in Newport News constitutes a very significant contribution to the Peninsula and to all who live here. The Foundation and the entire Noland family are pleased and grateful for the opportunity to participate with CHKD in such an important and worthwhile endeavor.”

In honor of this gift, the facility will prominently bear the name Noland Surgery Center to recognize this major contribution to help children in need of CHKD’s unique outpatient surgical services.

The Surgery Center adjoins the CHKD Health Center at Oyster Point, a multi-service pediatric health center that opened in May 2004. It is located at 11783 Rock Landing Drive, near the Omni Hotel, and just off I-64’s J. Clyde Morris Boulevard exit. It is the hospital’s first permanent home on the Peninsula and serves patients and families from Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Isle of Wight County and beyond.

The 12,000-square-foot Noland Surgery Center was built as an expansion to the Health Center and houses two operating suites, a procedure room, pre-op processing and post-anesthesia care areas.

"We are providing to Peninsula families the very best CHKD has to offer," said Jim Dahling, CHKD president and CEO. “And we are thrilled to now say we can do this in partnership with one of the Peninsula’s most community-minded and generous families – the Noland family.”

Currently, the Noland Surgery Center operates five days a week and performs an estimated 1,500 surgeries each year. At maximum capacity, the center's output could grow to as many as 2,500 surgeries each year. Outpatient surgeries available include: general pediatric; orthopedic; urologic; plastic; ear, nose and throat; ophthalmologic and gastro-intestinal.

The Noland Memorial Foundation’s pledge also pushes CHKD closer to securing an additional $1million through a Kresge Foundation challenge grant. The grant requires CHKD to raise the remaining $1 million in cash and pledges to reach the Children’s Campaign’s overall goal before December 31 in order for the Kresge gift to be made.

We’ve asked our community partners to help us ensure the future of all the critical programs that make Children’s Hospital so important to the children of Hampton Roads,” said Beth Duke, CHKD’s senior vice president for community relations. “The philanthropic generosity has been spectacular. And the Noland Memorial Foundation gift helps ensure the success of the Children’s Campaign and assists us in securing the additional funds from the Kresge Foundation.”

The few remaining months must yield an even greater commitment from the community Duke noted.

“During the final three months of this effort, gifts from local individuals and businesses toward our endowment fund and capital initiatives are needed to help us demonstrate to the Kresge Foundation their investment in CHKD and our community is well founded,” she said. “Kresge’s challenge makes each and every gift we receive to the Children’s Campaign between now and the end of the year more important than ever.”

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and provides care to approximately 162,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. 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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Statement of Lloyd U. Noland Jr., President, Noland Memorial Foundation

The case for the Noland Memorial Foundation’s support of the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters new Oyster Point (Newport News, Va.) facility was perhaps best stated by the hospital’s president and CEO, Jim Dahling, when he recently said, “We must ensure children fighting with cancer, heart and lung disease, diabetes and AIDS will get the care they need close to home, always. We must keep our promise to children devastated by injuries or traumatized by abuse that they’ll find open doors and open arms.”

The Noland Memorial Foundation and the Noland family wholeheartedly subscribe to that philosophy.

We are pleased that our gift will help to assure CHKD can keep that promise to sick or injured children, achieve their Children’s Campaign goal and secure the additional Kresge challenge grant.

The good works of CHKD and the high quality of its services are known far and wide. Its establishment of the CHKD Health and Surgery Center in Oyster Point constitutes a very significant contribution to the Peninsula and all who live here. CHKD’s Norfolk facility has long served Peninsula children. And now, CHKD’s Oyster Point facility is serving many of those same children much closer to home -- more than 23,000 during its first full year of operation, far more than originally projected.

We are pleased and grateful for the opportunity to assist in such an important and worthwhile endeavor.