Care Across the Globe
Many Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists, and other health professionals volunteer their time with various organizations to make a difference in the lives of children who do not have ample access to pediatric medical care. From programs to eliminate rheumatic fever to delivering vaccinations and primary care, our caring staff members are devoted to making a difference for children and families in the Central Virginia community -- and across the globe.
World Pediatric Project
World Pediatric Project (WPP) is a non-profit organization providing tertiary diagnostic and surgical care to children in Central America and the Caribbean.
WPP and CHoR have partnered since 2001 to provided surgical and diagnostic care to Central American and Caribbean children. CHoR nurses, physicians, surgeons and other health care professionals volunteer their time and travel abroad with WPP. CHoR also provides life-changing care on campus in Richmond to children whose conditions require that they be brought to the US for advanced care. CHoR and WPP's partnership has changed the lives of children suffering from congenital heart conditions, craniofacial and orthopaedic conditions; as well as advanced surgical needs; and even the separation of conjoined twins.
In 2013 Sir Frederick Ballantyne, governor general of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and an official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, presented CHoR with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in honor of the care provided to children of St. Vincent.World Pediatric Project was founded in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond office is its headquarters and largest office, located in the West End near the intersection of Glenside Drive and Forest Avenue.
For more information, visit WPP's website or contact LaTangela Light at 804-282-8830.
7201 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 304
Richmond, VA 23226