News Release

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman (757) 668-7554

CHKD's Nansemond Pediatrics to Hold Open House

Norfolk, VA – CHKD's newest Children's Medical Group pediatric practice, Nansemond Pediatrics, will hold a festive open house event May 16 from noon to 2 p.m. The practice is located in Suffolk near Obici Hospital at 1005 Commercial Lane, Suite 220.

This family event features a chance to meet the doctors and staff of the practice and a special guest appearance by CHKD's mascot, Healthy Bear. There will be tours, healthy light refreshments, car seat safety checks, story time, and face-painting. Police and fire department trucks will be on sight for the kids to experience. And books representing the Reach Out and Read program will be available.

Nansemond Pediatrics is the 15th CHKD-operated practice with more than 20 locations throughout Hampton Roads, from Williamsburg to Suffolk to Elizabeth City, N.C. Veteran pediatricians at the new practice are Richard Curry, MD, Pete Grosso, MD, Dianne Chirico, MD, and Kathryn McCormick, MD. Delores Slaydon is practice manager.

Nansemond Pediatrics offers newborn hospital care, nursery and inpatient coverage at Sentara Obici, free prenatal get-acquainted visits for expectant parents, convenient office hours, after-hours nurse line, routine and emergency care for children from birth to age 21, and free age-appropriate books at regular visits through CHKD's Reach Out and Read program.

Through its close association with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Nansemond Pediatrics has quick access to the pediatric specialists of CHKD and to CHKD's full range of ancillary services.

CHKD is the only freestanding, full-service 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.