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Carilion Children's Hospital

Carilion Children’s offers the region's only children’s hospital.

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Western VA's only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center
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Dedicated to teaching the next generation of medical professionals.
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Improving the health and well-being of all children in our community.
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Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

We specialize in treating gynecologic issues facing younger children and adolescents.

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Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Specialized
Only pediatric and adolescent gynecologist in SW Virginia
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Evidence-based
Evidence-based approach to reproductive health
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Patient Focus
Patient-centered and teen-friendly care
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Comprehensive
Comprehensive services supported by CRMH
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Pediatric Behavioral Health

Our experts diagnose and treat children who struggle with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties

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Carilion Children's Behavioral Health offers evidence-based treatment options.
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Collaborative care with your child's doctors is offered by Carilion Children's Behavioral Health.
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Assessments
Psychological assessments for a wide variety of diagnoses are offered in our office.
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Pediatric Cardiology

Our experts diagnose and treat a wide variety of children’s heart conditions.

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We are board-certified pediatric cardiologists who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of children's heart conditions
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Cutting Edge
We offer cutting-edge diagnostic technology and procedures to diagnose and evaluate your child's heart condition
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Comprehensive
Integrated care with pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and primary care doctors to treat children with more complex medical issues
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Carilion Children’s Pediatric Cardiology performs more than 3,000 cardiac evaluations each year
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Pediatric Child Development

Our experts diagnose and treat children with developmental disabilities and learning disorders.

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Comprehensive
We are one of 5 Child Development Centers in VA offering comprehensive evaluation and medication management.
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Collaborative
We work with therapists, psychologists, educators, law enforcement, foster care system for a holistic approach to treatment.
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Specialized
We offer an evidence-based practice delivered by a team of board certified specialists.
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Scholarly
We continue to participate in research studies as well as trainings that will improve the care of our patient population.
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Pediatric Dentistry

We provide advanced comprehensive, in-hospital dental care to uninsured and under-insured children.

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Innovative
We are the most advanced in-hospital dental care in the Roanoke Valley.
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Collaborative
In partnership with the Health Care Coalition, we have improved the oral health of about 18,000 patients.
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Pediatric Endocrinology

Our expert pediatric endocrinologists treat children with diabetes and hormone disorders.

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Distinctive
We are the only dedicated pediatric endocrine practice in Southwest Virginia.
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Diabetes Care
Our clinic cares for over 350 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes each year.
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Dedicated
Our staff includes a full-time dietician and certified diabetes educator.
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Innovative
We offer the latest technology advances including, continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, closed-loop pumps, and remote data sharing.
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Pediatric ENT

Our experts are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for all ear, nose and throat conditions.

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Board-certifified providers through ABOHNS
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Cutting-Edge
We offer cutting-edge robotic and laser surgical treatments.
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Training
Offering the region expertise with fellowship-trained otolaryngologists (ENT).
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Region’s only multi-disciplinary cochlear implant program.
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Expert audiologists managing all aspects of hearing loss.
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Our experts diagnose and treat children with digestive system, liver or nutritional problems.

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Our pediatric gastroenterologists can evaluate your child’s health involving the stomach, liver, intestinal tract, digestion and nutrition
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Our board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists provide expert clinical evaluations, technologies and proven therapies.
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Convenience
Pediatric laboratory services and infusion suite on site at the new Carilion Children’s Tanglewood Facility.
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Cooperating with a multidisciplinary pediatric team to provide specialty feeding and aerodigestive care.
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Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Our experts treat children with blood disorders and cancer with an integrated, family-centered approach.

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State of the art treatment for pediatric hematology and oncology patients
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Treating children with utmost compassion in their cancer journey
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Pediatric Neurology

We specialize in the care and treatment of children with nervous system disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles or nerves.

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The largest child neurology practice between Charottesville and Knoxville, conveniently located at the Carilion Children's Tanglewood Center
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Office setting with individual attention and care with a focus on patient service.
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Multispecialty
A consolidated clinic location with multiple pediatric subspecialties in one location.
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Expertise in handling all of your child's neurological needs with quality care.
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Pediatric Orthopaedics

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Region's only fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedists.
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Multidisciplinary team providing expert orthopaedic care for growing children
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Pediatric Primary Care

from routine check-ups to times when your child is sick, our experts provide the best pediatric care possible.

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Certified
We have the largest Primary Care presence in Southwest VA with over 14 board-certified pediatricians.
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Offer evidence-based treatment options to care for your child’s needs.
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Scholarly
We actively participate in the exchange of knowledge to provide top of the line care within each community through research and education.
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Experienced
Our commitment in providing specialized Pediatric services has remained. Today, we continue to provide more access to excellent care.
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Pediatric Pulmonology

Our experts offer specialized care to children with breathing issues or lung disease.

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We provide education to empower patients and their families manage breathing issues
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We work closely with families, primary care physicians and schools to control asthma
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Board-certified pediatric pulmonologists focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting lungs and respiratory tracts
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Pediatric Surgery

Our team of board-certified surgeons provides inpatient and outpatient surgery due to illness or injury.

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High patient satisfaction ratings
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Low complication rates
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24-hour access to surgical team
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Partners with other teams to determine all options and treatment plans
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Carilion Children's - Tanglewood Center
Introducing Carilion Children's newest outpatient location, bringing together Carilion Children’s outpatient practices together in one location. To make an appointment, please call 540-769-0976.
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Follow along from the beginning to learn about Carilion's commitment to children in Southwest Virginia.
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The Crippled Children's Ward was constructed on top of the Flickwir Memorial Unit as an isolation ward for polio victims. It opened in June, 1945. Included was a roof area where patients could take sunbaths.

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In 1949, the name of Roanoke Hospital was changed to Roanoke Memorial and Crippled Children’s Hospital because of the public misconception that the hospital was owned by the City of Roanoke. The suggestions of generous citizen contributions of the past (Memorial) and the work done on behalf of children with polio Crippled Children’s) were coupled together to create the new name.

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The polio epidemic pushed the hospital to a breaking point during the summer of 1950. People who had been on the road for days, came from remote southwestern locations to Roanoke. At right, Dr. Olin Melchionna examines a polio patient.

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“It was awful,” Dr. Louis Ripley remembered many years later. “Whole floors of the hospital were full of patients – infants to adults. And many died.” At right, Dr. Ripley works with a patient who had corrective surgery for polio.

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This is the program for the first annual Postgraduate Program held at Memorial and Crippled Children's Hospital in May, 1950.

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Pictured are the interns at Memorial and Crippled Children's Hospital for 1953-54. Left to right: Dr. Max Bertholf, Dr. Donald Barnes, Dr. Sara Abbott, Dr. Robert Clough, Dr. Thomas McDonald, and Dr. Chalmer Chastain.

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Giles Memorial's obstetrical unit early 1950's.

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Hospitals throughout the U.S. began deleting diseases and afflictions from their names, so the hospital was renamed Roanoke Memorial Hospital (RMH). However, the hospital remained dedicated to treating children and crippling diseases.

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In the late 1950s, the children’s ward at Roanoke Memorial Hospital had a party once a month, sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Outpatient clinics were moved to the Rehabilitation Center, located nearby the main RMH facility. At right, pediatric patients and their families await treatment in the Rehab Center.

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A pediatric patient receives therapy at the Rehabilitation Center in the early 1960s.

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Student nurses receive instruction in caring for a pediatric patient in the 1960s.

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A nurse checks on an infant on an Arp Respirator. The respirator was used for infants in respiratory distress.

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Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children in the United States. Safe Kids Southwest Virginia works to protect kids from these injuries and provide a safe place to grow and play through public outreach and hands-on education.
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Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year, the 170 CMN hospitals help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.
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The Child Life Program is managed by a team of individuals specifically trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand the illness, necessary treatment plan, and hospitalization. The Child Life Program is the only program of its kind in Western Virginia.
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The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable and supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for the families of critically ill children who must leave their communities and come to the Roanoke area for medical treatment. The 18-room facility is located just 2.5 blocks from Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
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Carilion Children's is one of six Virginia provider networks to participate in the Care Connection for Children initiative that gives local kids with special health care needs access to optimally effective, community-based medical and support services.
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Carilion Clinic Home Care helps provide the best quality of life possible as you heal. Your physician may recommend home care after hospitalization or surgery, and our supportive services may help prevent you from a return visit to the hospital or emergency room.