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Keep Soaring! Renovated Pediatric Rehab Center at CHKD is Now Open!


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The world-renowned US Navy Blue Angels have soared and landed onto Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters' (CHKD) 5th Floor Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit!

Designed to provide therapy services to children and adolescents who have had a significant illness, surgery, or trauma, CHKD’s inpatient rehab unit program helps them reach their full potential.

As posted on CHKD’s FaceBook page:

Keep soaring! That was the message U.S. naval aviators from Naval Air Station Oceana and a former Blue Angels pilot gave to kids going through rehab at the grand opening of a newly renovated pediatric rehab center at CHKD on Thursday. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matt Suyderhoud, who flew with the Blue Angels in 2015 and 2016, demonstrated the new “ZeroG” technology, a robotic device designed to help children relearn how to stand and walk after injuries and illnesses. The “Soar” theme has U.S. Navy Blue Angels formations on the walls and nurse stations that look like aircraft hangars to inspire patients in the state’s only pediatric inpatient rehab unit. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/33CmBYA