Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Providing critical medical equipment, treatment facilities, emergency air & land transport, and special services to help treat and save the lives of babies and children cared for by Centra. 

Since 1986, Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals has been raising money to help treat and save the lives of hospitalized babies and children in Central and Southside Virginia. CMN Hospitals is an affiliation of 170 hospitals which treat children in North America.  Locally our CMN Hospital affiliates are Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.

Funds raised are used locally to provide critical medical equipment for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Virginia Baptist Hospital and children treated in the Pediatric Center and Pediatric Emergency Pod at Lynchburg General Hospital.  Donations let us provide neonatal/pediatric ambulances and equipment to airlift babies.  Donor support enables us to build facilities at both hospitals to treat babies and children.  They also enable programs to improve perinatal care to underserved populations and treat opioid-dependent babies and their moms.

  • Built and completely equipped a new Pediatric Center at Lynchburg General Hospital.
  • Built and equipped a Pediatric Pod in the Emergency Department of Lynchburg General to provide a separate, child-friendly treatment area.
  • Provided two neonatal/pediatric ambulances for transport to Virginia Baptist and Lynchburg General Hospitals.  
  • Provided equipment for Centra One to airlift premature infants and babies under six months to the hospital.
  • Created the Center for Childbirth and Family Education at Virginia Baptist. The Center provides education and support for mothers before and after delivery. Good prenatal care can reduce premature births and infant mortality.
  • Built a baby-friendly nursery in the Mother-Baby Unit at Virginia Baptist where moms and babies stay together instead of being kept apart.
  • Provide medical equipment as needed by the NICU.
  • Created a pod in the NICU to treat babies born dependent upon opioids and other substances.
  • Currently refurbishing a residential support home and providing a resident manager for babies and their moms who have been substance-dependent.

I Am Woman 5K Walk & Run: October 27, 2018

I Am Woman 5K Walk & Run: October 27, 2018
I Am Woman 5K Walk & Run: October 27, 2018

Scarlett Rowland: CMN Hospitals Central/Southside VA Champion

Scarlett Rowland: CMN Hospitals Central/Southside VA Champion
Scarlett Rowland: CMN Hospitals Central/Southside VA Champion

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Scarlett was born by emergency C-section at 26 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 5 oz.  She made no sound until intubated. Her family couldn’t even hold her for the first week. Her parents were told Scarlett might not survive. She was a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patient at Virginia Baptist and UVA for twelve weeks. Scarlett was treated for serious respiratory and eye problems, among many others. Just having turned four in August, Scarlett is happy and active. Her recovery has amazed her family and her doctors. The Rowlands live in Gladys, Virginia, and say Scarlett is truly a miracle!  Scarlett is our 2018-19 CMN Hospitals Champion for Central and Southside Virginia.