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James M. Cox Communications Donates $100,000 to CHKD

Elizabeth Earley: or (757) 668-9049

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. –   The James M. Cox Communications has donated $100,000 to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters to help the hospital system cope with expenses related to its response to COVID-19 while continuing to improve services to the region’s children. The foundation is affiliated with Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, and provides support in communities where its businesses operate. 

CHKD and Cox Communications have a longstanding relationship in the Hampton Roads region, most recently through a Cox Charities grant on behalf of Cox Virginia employees.


Since the pandemic emerged locally in March, CHKD has expanded its testing capabilities, developed screening and monitoring protocols, searched for supplies of personal protective equipment, and treated children with COVID-19 and the associated condition, multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Training and education also increased in response to the pandemic.

Additionally, the health system created an environment for safe delivery of treatments to children facing health crises, such as traumatic injuries, cancer and premature birth, along with ongoing chronic conditions. Telehealth platforms have been expanded to give families more treatment options.


CHKD also has continued facility improvements, including a renovation of its neonatal intensive care unit and construction of a $224 million mental health center to treat youth in crisis, a population that is expected to grow in these times of isolation and uncertainty.



About the James M. Cox Foundation 
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises' founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas including: conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.  

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

About CHKD

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 CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. In 2019, CHKD broke ground on a 60-bed, 14-story mental health hospital and outpatient center on its campus to address the mental health crisis facing our youth. The new tower being built on CHKD’s campus in Norfolk is scheduled to open in 2022. Learn more at