Children's Healthcare

Virginia's First Lady Helping to Combat the "Summer Slide"

To a child, the start of summer vacation usually means three months of uninterrupted fun and exploration. For many educators and health care providers, however, the summertime brings a new list of concerns. The end of a school year marks a three-month hiatus from educational programming and, for many children, proper nutrition. This interruption in a child’s development has been coined the “summer slide.” 

Dr. Alice Ackerman speaks with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

Pediatric Disaster Management Training hosted in Roanoke

Last week, Carilion Clinic was one of only two organizations across the state hosting pediatric disaster management training for first responders, school leaders, emergency managers and healthcare professionals.  Hear how valuable this was to the professionals that attended and our community as a whole.

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