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Department Newsletter "Surgical Notes"

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July 2021

CHoR again ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings have been released, and CHoR has again been named among the country’s top 50 hospitals in caring for kids.

Congratulations to Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU!

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CHoR was recognized in four pediatric specialties — urology (#28), pulmonology (#30), nephrology (#42) and cancer (#50), and "ranked higher in urology and nephrology than last year and landed at #10 out of all children’s hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia."

The Best Children's Hospital rankings were started in 2007 and designed to help children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical attention in 10 pediatric specialties. We are especially thrilled for the Division of Urology, Pediatric Urology surgery team on this well-earned accomplishment!

Read more: CHoR again ranked among the-nations-best-childrens-hospitals-by-us-news-world-report

Employee Spotlight

Meet Mary Pope, Pediatric Nurse

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Throughout Mary Pope’s time with the Division of Pediatric Surgery she has shown her dedication to taking care of patients.

Mary was particularly accommodating to address challenges associated with COVID-19. During clinics she helped facilitate patient management, minimizing delays and ensuring all patients received follow-up calls after surgery.

Mary has the invaluable capability of putting patients at ease and showing true compassion in her consults. Many families, community providers, and team members have expressed appreciation for her professionalism, efficiency, and ability to collaborate with others.

Mary continues to demonstrate her commitment to VCU Health and most importantly, to our patients. She is a true role-model for her colleagues—and the rumor is out—a pleasure to work with.

Thank you for all you do Mary!

Bariatric Surgery Program Designated Blue Distinction® Center

Congratulations to the bariatric surgery team!

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named the Division of Bariatric & GI Surgery as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery for a second time.

This is part of the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program which recognizes nationally designated health care facilities that demonstrate expertise in their field of care. It also serves as a distinguishing factor for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield patients seeking specialty services. VCU Health Weight Loss Surgery | BCBS Blue Distinction Centers

Chair of the Division of Bariatric & GI Surgery, Dr. Guilherme Campos adds, "Our bariatric program has been designated again as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery. We (and our patients) appreciate the support we have received to enable us to grow the program while continuing to maintain the quality of the services we provide. We look forward to further expansion of our services while maintaining and improving quality."


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