“The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will be the focal point of a national movement to improve the level of pediatric trauma care available across the country.

We will assemble the right team to conquer this national crisis. The Childress family is committed to making the Childress Institute the leader in pediatric trauma care and will lead the charge on behalf of injured children everywhere.” — Richard and Judy Childress

When Richard and Judy found out that traumatic injury was responsible for the death of more children in the U.S. than all other causes combined and how little attention this crisis was receiving nationally, they knew they had to do something about it. The Childresses teamed up with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to launch the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Their goal is to help save the lives of injured children throughout the U.S. and all over the world.