Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

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

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

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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