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Mental Health Initiative

A Bold, Transformative Vision for Our Community.

In September of 2019, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters broke ground on a new pediatric mental health hospital and outpatient center that is serving as the centerpiece of a comprehensive plan to address our children’s mental health needs. CHKD’s new facility now stands out among the nation’s top pediatric mental health hospitals for its thoughtful patient- and family-centered design, evidence-based treatments, academic training program, and clinical research to guide innovation.

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CHKD’s 14-story facility is transforming mental health care for young people in our region and beyond.

From the light-filled atrium to the thoughtful design of our private patient rooms, the new building provides a welcoming atmosphere and treatment environment for preschool through high school-aged children.

CHKD’s mental health initiative is a direct expression of our long-standing commitment to our community and our ongoing efforts to lead the region in meeting the changing health needs of our children.

Our plan to address mental health includes community and professional education. CHKD will establish the regions first child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Developing this and other educational programs with colleges and universities will give CHKD a recruitment pipeline for professionals trained to deliver care that reflects CHKD’s patient-first culture.

CHKD is also conducting research relevant to our patients and to the national discourse on children’s mental health. As the hospital continues assembling its team of top professionals, CHKD is on the cutting edge of program development and treatments that serve children and their families most effectively.

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