Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
CHKD is the only facility of its kind in Virginia and the heart of a comprehensive pediatric health system that serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina. Last year, children' made more than 500,000 visits to CHKD Health System caregivers for routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The hospital provides care to every child who needs its services, regardless of any family’s ability to pay.
The King’s Daughters opened the doors of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in 1961 and continues its support today with fund-raising, volunteering and advocacy. A not-for-profit organization with approximately 1,000 members throughout Hampton Roads, The King's Daughters raise funds, friends, and awareness for CHKD. In recent years, these funds have been used to help purchase a highly-sophisticated pediatric ambulance that brings children from all over the region to CHKD, ventilators for the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, medical cribs for use throughout the hospital and a high-tech therapy pool for use in physical therapy and rehabilitation. The organization also supports two important initiatives on an ongoing basis: the hospital's child abuse program and continuing education for nurses.