About Us: CHKD History
"In 1896, the Norfolk City Union of The King's Daughters was formed to provide health care for indigent mothers and their children. In 1961, The King's Daughters established Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters exclusively for children. Today the hospital is a comprehensive health care center, still carrying on the tradition of the founding King's Daughters to treat all children who need the special care available only at CHKD.
At its half-century mark, CHKD continues to be the heart of the region's only comprehensive health system dedicated to children. It remains Virginia's only freestanding children's hospital and one of only 43 in the nation."*
Click the graphic below to find out more about CHKD's history, including a timeline marking relevant events through their 50 year history.