1981 to 2000
October 1990: The new rooftop helipad with state-of-the-art safety features is dedicated.
July 1990: The Ambulatory Infusion Center in the Department of Hematology/Oncology opens doors.
January 1990: The Center for Prenatal Evaluation a joint endeavor with The George Washington University sees first patient.
June 23, 1989: The Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders is dedicated.
May 4, 1989: Groundbreaking held for west wing addition, relocation of helipad and expansion of parking garage.
April 1989: First heart Transplant performed on eleven-year-old girl.
May 1988: Kick-off of the National SAFE Kids Campaign
1988: First bone marrow transplant procedure performed.
1987: Facilities Enhancement Project approved and plans are made for additions and renovations.
November 1985: Special Immunology Team is established to treat HIV-infected patients and their families (now known as the HIV Prevention and Treatment Program).
July 1985: First satellite medical center opens in Fairfax, Virginia, offering specialty consultative services.
September 1984: The helipad is dedicated after Children’s is named a regional pediatric trauma center.
June 1984: ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) program begins.
June 1983: Children’s hosts first Children’s Miracle Network Telethon in conjunction with Osmond Foundation.
September 1981: Home Care program begins after Dr. Gloria Eng, chairman of Physical Medicine receives a one-year grant.