CHKD Turns 50 -- and Look How Far We've Come
In 1961, CHKD opened as an 88-bed hospital. In 2011, it is the heart of a comprehensive pediatric health system with ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient health centers and pediatric practices serving every corner of the region.
Here you can learn more about
how the hospital came into being and how we’ve expanded over the decades to safeguard the
health of the children in our community.
The King's Daughters
Fifty years ago a group of civic-minded women believed so strongly that children should have a special hospital, they rallied the community and raised the money to bring it to life.
Timeline50 Years of Children’s Hospital
Here When They Needed UsCHKD Patient Stories
In the News
Norfolk children's hospital reaches mid-century mark
from The Daily Press
A Hospital Just for Kids Turns 50
from The Health Journal
Through the Decades
Click on the picture to view the corresponding timeline by decade of CHKD.