Meet Ned

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Ned in a hallway

Meet Ned, a friendly robot with a touchscreen computer that helps teach kids about what’s going on with their treatment at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.

Say hello to Ned, a new face here at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital. A kid at heart, Ned loves meeting kids and parents and guiding them through their stay to help them know what to expect when they visit our hospital.

In addition to using his wheels, Ned can get around by plugging in and jumping from one machine to another, traveling through the hospital’s vast electrical system to go from floor to floor, room to room faster than any doctor! Being so plugged in, he knows what's going on with each patient, and he has a great way of explaining treatments in a kid-friendly way that anyone can understand.

Ned is good friends with all of the high–tech machines in the hospital, from large X–ray machines to small handheld devices, so he can explain to kids what these devices do and how they work. Those clunking noises the MRI makes? Just ask Ned, he can tell you all about it.

You’ll be seeing more and more of Ned as he makes his way throughout the Children’s Hospital, our local offices, and even events throughout the Valley. So make sure to say hello — he'll be happy to see you.