News Release

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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

Free Rock-N-Roll Party to Celebrate Opening of CHKD's New Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne

Open House – October 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—The public is invited to help CHKD celebrate the opening of its new Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne with a free rock-n-role themed party (rated G for kids of all ages) October 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2021 Concert Drive (near the amphitheater and next to Landstown High School).

Participants can take a backstage tour of the new operating rooms and therapy gyms, hear live music from a band of local teen heartbreakers, bop to their favorite Disney tunes and enjoy a musical and dance performance by the Hurrah Players. Other activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Kids obstacle courses and gyms
  • Emergency vehicle display
  • Pet therapy dogs
  • Idol singing contest
  • Virginia Marine Science touch tank
  • Zumba (Latin) dance, karate and boxing for fitness demos
  • Car set checks
  • Refreshments and prizes
  • And much, much more

The 3-story, 62,000-square-foot, $21.6 million center is home to Virginia Beach’s first ambulatory surgery facility exclusively for children. CHKD’s signature pediatric surgery experience will be offered in specialties such as orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology and ear, nose and throat surgery. The new operating rooms are also equipped for a variety of non-operative gastrointestinal, ophthalmic, plastic and laser procedures.

Area families will also find primary care pediatricians and in-house radiology and lab services at the new center.

Plus, they’ll have convenient access to specialty care pediatricians for help with chronic problems such as asthma and diabetes. CHKD’s highly acclaimed child abuse program will have services there. And children who need speech, physical, occupational or sports medicine therapy can get the ongoing care they require close to home.

During the open house, physicians, nurses, therapists and other CHKD employees will answer questions about the center’s services and programs.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, located in downtown Norfolk, 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 last year handled approximately 6,200 inpatient admissions and 195,000 outpatient specialty, surgical and emergency room visits, 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 the region.