VCU breaks ground on new children’s psychiatric facility
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System broke ground Thursday, Dec. 11, on the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children. The 120,000-square-foot facility will replace the current 50-year-old facility located on VCU Medical Center’s downtown campus and provide increased access to clinical care for children from across the state.
A $56 million appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly will fund the relocation and expansion of VTCC from its current location in downtown Richmond to a new location on Brook Road at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond.
The new pediatric behavioral health center is slated to be completed by fall 2017, and will house inpatient units, an outpatient behavioral health office, a Children’s Mental Health Resource Center and the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies. The 32-bed facility will be designed to meet the age-specific, special needs of children and adolescents and to support the needs of families.
A ground-breaking ceremony washeld Dec. 11 at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Brook Road Campus, 2924 Brook Rd.