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On December 13, 2010, Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) opened a new pediatric emergency room in the Critical Care Hospital on the MCV Campus. The 10,000 square-foot, rainforest-themed emergency room will have its own entrance, waiting room, treatment rooms and dedicated pediatric radiology suite. The facility is designed to meet the needs of children and their families and includes 12 large exam rooms with recliners to accommodate family members staying with patients and a literacy center with books for children to take home.
CHoR’s pediatric emergency room is the only one in Central Virginia to offer 24-hour access to all pediatric specialists, including trauma, surgery, orthopaedics and cardiology, clinical toxicology, and 24-hour access to an on-call dentist. This emergency room is part of VCU Medical Center, which is the only designated Level I Trauma Center in Central Virginia in recognition of the high level of specialty care provided 24 hours a day.
Emergency Medicine Team
CHoR's multidisciplinary team approach to emergency medicine includes surgeons, physicians, nurses, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists. Emergency medicine physicians include:
Robin Foster, MD, Medical Director
Samuel Bartle, MD
Steven Liner, MD
Mahendra Shah, MD
Christopher Woleben, MD
Child Protection Team
CHoR’s emergency department also has a Child Protection Team comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and social workers experienced in the field of child abuse and neglect. The team’s purpose is to evaluate, diagnose and treat children who have been sexually or physically abused or neglected. They work in cooperation with Child Protective Services and law enforcement and are available 24/7 for the immediate evaluation of abuse and neglect victims. The specialized team will run an outpatient clinic in the new facility offering appointments for forensic interviews and examination for suspected cases of
abuse and neglect. Child Protection Team nurse practitioners include:
Shannon Flaherty, CPNP, FNP
Beverly Hoehing, MSN, CPNP
Shamika Murrell, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Critical Care Transport
CHoR’s pediatric ground transport team, in combination with the VCU LifeEvac helicopter, is available 24/7 for the timely transfer of critically ill children from referring hospitals. Medical command is offered by pediatric emergency medicine specialist attending physicians who are
available 24/7 to referring physicians for transfer or advice regarding management of critically ill children.
VA Poison Center
The Division of Clinical Toxicology and the Poison Center provide emergency and elective consultation for children and adolescents with both acute and chronic poisonings, adverse drug reactions, and drug interactions.
VA Poison Center Toll Free: 800-222-1222
A Milestone Year
CHoR's Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team began serving patients in 1990, and 2010 marks the team’s 20th year of service. With the $4.2 million pediatric emergency room project also slated for completion this year, 2010 now also signifies a milestone year for all pediatric emergency services at CHoR.
Pediatric Transport & Charge Nurse: 804-828-9111
Child Abuse Clinic: 804-628-4020
CHoR’s new 10,000 square-foot pediatric emergency room will be located on the ground floor of the Critical Care Hospital on the MCV Campus, 1213 E. Clay Street in Richmond. A rendering of the facility’s waiting room reception area is pictured above.
For more information contact Shira Cantor at 804-828-7035 or email@example.com.