140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Eagle County coordinates free children’s health clinic

Eagle County, Co. Public Health will coordinate a free health screening clinic for children suffering from burn injuries and orthopaedic conditions.

Shriners Hospital for Children volunteers, along with local orthopaedic doctors and nurses, will examine patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Vail Summit Orthopaedics.

All patients ages birth through 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and will receive care in a family-centered environment at no charge — regardless of financial need and citizenship status. The clinic is designed to examine children and determine if they have a special health care need that can be met by Shriners Hospitals.

Shriners Hospital for Children is a leader in pediatric specialty care. The screening clinic will include support staff from two community partners: Vail Summit Orthopaedics and Steadman Hawkins Clinic. The El Jebel Shriners of Denver are sponsoring this event.

For information contact Eagle County Public Health at 970-748-2014 or 970-471-6991.
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