Since 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has treated nearly 300,000 pediatric patients for orthopedic conditions. More impressive than the cumulative number of patients treated is the level of care, expertise, guidance, and innovation that goes into ensuring each individual patient is able to run, jump, play, and fully enjoy their childhood.
What does Scottish Rite Hospital specialize in? Who's a good candidate for treatment? And why does it continually win some of the most prestigious health care awards in the country? Let's find out.
Orthopedic treatment for all
The hospital is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of such pediatric orthopedic conditions as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand differences, hip disorders, sports injuries, and fractures.
Growing adolescents facing certain conditions, such as scoliosis or a limb-length difference, may come to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment throughout their childhood. Other patients with a minor fracture or sprain may receive care for a short period of time.
Where is it?
Scottish Rite Hospital's flagship campus is located in Dallas at the corner of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. At the Dallas campus, experts from the hospital's Centers for Excellence see patients with spine, hand, hip, foot, and limb-length conditions.
An interim facility in Plano currently houses the Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine and a walk-in fracture clinic. The state-of-the-art Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center will be opening in Frisco this fall. In addition to its sports medicine practice, the facility will have general orthopedic services, a fracture clinic, a Movement Science Lab, physical and occupational therapy, playing fields, a walking trail, and a playground park for patients and the community.
A group of Texas Masons and Dallas' first orthopedic surgeon, W.B. Carrell, founded the hospital in 1921. The hospital was initially founded to treat polio, but once this disease was mostly eradicated in the 1950s, it was a natural move to begin treating orthopedic conditions that impact the muscles, joints, and bones.
Treating the whole child
Additional services help Scottish Rite Hospital address not only its patients' bodies, but also their minds and spirits. A collaborative, team-based approach to care is at the core of its "whole child" treatment method.
There are specialized sports and therapeutic recreational programs that encourage socialization and bonding among peers, along with child-life programs, individualized physical therapy, and in-house specialists in anesthesiology, radiology, psychology, and pharmacy.
Only the best staff
Scottish Rite Hospital's orthopedic specialists are at the forefront of their profession and are recognized globally for their achievements. They're known for not only providing extraordinary patient care and treating a complete range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, but also for solving many of the world's most complex orthopedic cases, pioneering research and innovation of leading-edge technologies, and discovering genetic breakthroughs.
Currently, the expert physicians, surgeons, and researchers are facilitating more than 150 active research projects, while its specialists have made 155 appearances as expert lecturers, published more than 80 medical articles, and filed more than 30 patents. And they're doing all this while educating future leaders in their field.
For an unprecedented third consecutive year, NRC Health has selected the hospital as a recipient of the 2017 Excellence Award as one of the Top Performing Facilities - Children's Hospitals. The hospital was one of only two pediatric institutions in the U.S. selected for this distinction, which honors organizations that have received the highest overall patient satisfaction scores.
Wondering if your child might be a candidate for treatment, or just curious to learn more about Scottish Rite Hospital? Visit the hospital's website for a more in-depth look at its services and achievements.