Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

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Coordinates: 36°51′44″N 76°18′6.9″W / 36.86222°N 76.301917°W / 36.86222; -76.301917

This article is about Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. For other similarly named hospitals, see Children's Hospital (disambiguation).

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), located in Norfolk, Virginia, is the only freestanding children's hospital in Virginia.[citation needed]

CHKD has a 212 room hospital and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout the greater Hampton Roads metro area, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

In 1896, a group of community-spirited women formed the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters to provide medical care for indigent mothers and their children. They established a free clinic and visiting nurse service and in 1961 built The King’s Daughters’ Children’s Hospital, with 88 beds and a variety of services. In 1979, the name was changed to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region.


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