Transfer and transport information
Transfers, Transports, Consults and Admissions
VCU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. A New Day.
Access Transfers, Transports,
Consults and Admissions with one
x 1 Transfer Center (transfers, transports and admissions)
x 2 Physician Consults
x 3 Pediatric Emergency Room
Children’s Hospital of Richmond has enhanced
its transfer services to assist with your transfer,
admission and transport needs. The center
operates 24 hours, seven days a week. Our onecall advantage can quickly facilitate urgent and
Your patient referrals are very important to us. Our goal is
to streamline the referral and acceptance process, making
it faster, more efficient and convenient with improved
communications. With a single call you can receive
rapid consultation from Children’s Hospital of Richmond
to VCU LifeEvac for air transport as needed. The specialist
shares inbound patient data with air transport and the
Children’s Hospital of Richmond Emergency Department
and communicates with the referring facility.
Transfer Care Services
The Transfer Center offers inpatient-to-inpatient and
emergency department-to emergency department transfers
for all pediatric patients. The center also coordinates
transfers from urgent care to the emergency department or
for inpatient admission. We offer personalized service that
• Seamless transfer process
• Interface with bed management
• On-going communication with referring physician
Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) is a full-service
children’s hospital within the VCU Medical Center, the
only designated Level 1 Trauma Center in the region.
The pediatric trauma team at CHoR is equipped to work
diligently within the “golden hour” to give children the
chance to survive and thrive after traumatic injuries.
Transfer Center Process
All referrals require a physician-to-physician consult to
discuss the condition of the patient prior to acceptance.
Communications specialists coordinate the transfer by
gathering medical information. The specialist pages,
connects and remains on the line until the patient is
accepted for transfer.
The center also coordinates bed assignments and connects
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CHoR’s new pediatric emergency room provides a state-ofthe-art, child-friendly atmosphere for patients and families.
The new ER has its own pediatric entrance, waiting area,
private rooms and a pediatric radiology suite.
CHoR also has the region’s only Level 1 Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit (PICU) to meet the needs of critically ill and
injured children. The PICU, Pediatric Progressive Care Unit
(PPCU), acute care units and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) all have access to the region’s most comprehensive
and robust array of pediatric subspecialties to help provide
the best possible outcome and experience for children and
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