VCU Health System and Children’s Hospital join to form Children’s Hospital of Richmond

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and Children’s Hospital have officially joined to become Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

The new hospital will provide a unified source of pediatric care to children at 10 locations throughout the Richmond metropolitan area and in Fredericksburg.

Formal talks between the VCU Health System and Children’s Hospital began in March. The agreement combines the two organizations under the VCU Health System umbrella.

“We will look back on today as a milestone, an important step forward in providing coordinated and compassionate children’s health care in the Richmond area and beyond,” Michael Rao, president of VCU and the VCU Health System, said in a statement.

Children’s Hospital of Richmond will provide increased access to all levels of health care for children, including well-child checks, surgeries, long-term care and therapy.

More than 350 Children’s Hospital employees join the nearly 1,000 VCU Health System pediatric employees, as well as an additional 1,200 VCU Health System employees in medical and surgical specialties who care for children and adults.

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