News Release

Monday, March 29, 2010

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

CHKD’s NICU to celebrate 30th Reunion

All graduates invited to May celebration

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – The staff of CHKD’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will roll out the red carpet for graduates of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Saturday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Hollywood-themed event will be held in the hospital’s café and garden, located at 601 Children’s Lane in Norfolk. All former patients are invited. Those who wish to attend are asked to call 757-668-7500 in advance.

CHKD’s 62-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the region’s largest and most sophisticated facility of its kind, providing family-centered care for more than 500 critically ill newborns every year.

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 hospital was founded in 1961 and last year handled approximately 6,200 inpatient admissions and 219,500 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 its service region.