Carilion Children’s Adolescent Medicine provides services to teens and young adults.
Carilion Children’s offers the region's only children’s hospital.
Clinical Genetics program provides care and counseling for pediatric as well as adult patients.
We specialize in treating gynecologic issues facing younger children and adolescents.
Our experts diagnose and treat children who struggle with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties
Our experts diagnose and treat a wide variety of children’s heart conditions.
Our experts diagnose and treat children with developmental disabilities and learning disorders.
We provide advanced comprehensive, in-hospital dental care to uninsured and under-insured children.
Our expert pediatric endocrinologists treat children with diabetes and hormone disorders.
Our experts are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for all ear, nose and throat conditions.
Our experts diagnose and treat children with digestive system, liver or nutritional problems.
Our experts treat children with blood disorders and cancer with an integrated, family-centered approach.
We specialize in the care and treatment of children with nervous system disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles or nerves.
from routine check-ups to times when your child is sick, our experts provide the best pediatric care possible.
Our experts offer specialized care to children with breathing issues or lung disease.
Our team of board-certified surgeons provides inpatient and outpatient surgery due to illness or injury.
The Crippled Children's Ward was constructed on top of the Flickwir Memorial Unit as an isolation ward for polio victims. It opened in June, 1945. Included was a roof area where patients could take sunbaths.
In 1949, the name of Roanoke Hospital was changed to Roanoke Memorial and Crippled Children’s Hospital because of the public misconception that the hospital was owned by the City of Roanoke. The suggestions of generous citizen contributions of the past (Memorial) and the work done on behalf of children with polio Crippled Children’s) were coupled together to create the new name.
The polio epidemic pushed the hospital to a breaking point during the summer of 1950. People who had been on the road for days, came from remote southwestern locations to Roanoke. At right, Dr. Olin Melchionna examines a polio patient.
“It was awful,” Dr. Louis Ripley remembered many years later. “Whole floors of the hospital were full of patients – infants to adults. And many died.” At right, Dr. Ripley works with a patient who had corrective surgery for polio.
This is the program for the first annual Postgraduate Program held at Memorial and Crippled Children's Hospital in May, 1950.
Pictured are the interns at Memorial and Crippled Children's Hospital for 1953-54. Left to right: Dr. Max Bertholf, Dr. Donald Barnes, Dr. Sara Abbott, Dr. Robert Clough, Dr. Thomas McDonald, and Dr. Chalmer Chastain.
Giles Memorial's obstetrical unit early 1950's.
Hospitals throughout the U.S. began deleting diseases and afflictions from their names, so the hospital was renamed Roanoke Memorial Hospital (RMH). However, the hospital remained dedicated to treating children and crippling diseases.
In the late 1950s, the children’s ward at Roanoke Memorial Hospital had a party once a month, sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Outpatient clinics were moved to the Rehabilitation Center, located nearby the main RMH facility. At right, pediatric patients and their families await treatment in the Rehab Center.
A pediatric patient receives therapy at the Rehabilitation Center in the early 1960s.
Student nurses receive instruction in caring for a pediatric patient in the 1960s.
A nurse checks on an infant on an Arp Respirator. The respirator was used for infants in respiratory distress.