A world-class facility using microscopes, stethoscopes and kaleidoscopes.

Built for kids. Built by you.

Introducing the Wonder Tower—Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU's new home, specifically engineered to provide the children of Virginia with world-class pediatric care.

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No small wonder.

The world through a child’s eyes is a much different place — a place where imagination has no limits and nothing is impossible. But it’s also delicate and needs to be nurtured and protected.

So we started with a clean sheet of paper, the input of a dedicated team of caregivers, parents, community leaders, and yes, even kids, to create a place designed to meet the specific needs of children, while meeting the complex requirements to provide pediatric care at a world-class level. A center crafted to maximize their care, and minimize their fears. A unique place engineered to be the best experience for them, their families, their caregivers, and their Richmond community.

And the Wonder Tower is the result. Set to open in early 2023, the 500,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art inpatient facility features new operating rooms, imaging capacity, emergency department space, family amenities, and CHoR’s extraordinary team of caregivers, all custom designed to meet the huge needs of our littlest people.

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Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

  • Construction underway
  • Estimated completion: spring of 2023
  • Estimated cost: $400+ million
  • 72 private inpatient beds
  • All private rooms
  • Emergency Department, Level 1 pediatric trauma center and helipad
  • Convenient parking in the building
  • 16 stories of clinical and support space
  • Marshall Street between 10th and 11th Streets
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Taking big steps for small lives.

As the only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital in the region, CHoR has been committed to providing quality care for all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Thanks to this passion for pediatric care, we were proud to be ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for 2020-2021, with recognition in four specialties: cancer, nephrology, pulmonary, and urology.

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To be able to have all of those resources accessible in one place is going to make life as a mom of a complex ‘kiddo’ 10 times easier.”

Kim Hassmer,
Member, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Family Advisory Network

Our children deserve the best we have to offer both in terms of care and experience — and that is just what this new facility will provide for the entire region.”

Delores McQuinn,
Member, Virginia House of Delegates

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Emily Toalson
Director of Major Gifts

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