Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters - The History of CHKD - 1960s

1960s

After caring for children since 1896 through a visiting nurse program and then a Children’s Clinic, the Norfolk City Union of The King's Daughters rallied the community and raised the money to build their dream: a hospital devoted specifically to children.

On April 23, 1961, these determined women were thrilled to dedicate Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, a three-story, 88-bed hospital, where every child would be treated equally, regardless of their financial circumstances. On May 5, 1961, the first children were admitted to CHKD. In that inaugural year, the hospital had 90 employees.

The King's Daughters and hospital administrator William Selvey soon led the facility to its first major milestone: its 1962 accreditation by the Joint Commission. In its first full year serving children, inpatient admissions accounted for 18,109 patient days.

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