140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shriners free health screening clinic Oct. 3

Events is for kids with burn injuries and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions

newsroom@vaildaily.com, Edwards, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado — Eagle County Public Health will coordinate a free health screening clinic for children suffering from burn injuries and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children volunteers, along with Vail Summit Orthopaedic doctors, will examine patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, 1140 Edwards Village in Edwards.

All children age birth through 18 with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal 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, citizenship status or county residency. 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. Every year, the 22 hospitals that make up this health care system provide treatment to thousands of children across the country at no charge. The El Jebel Shriners of Denver are sponsoring this event.

For more information or general questions about the screening, call Staci Bruce, Eagle County public health nurse, at 970-748-2014.
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