140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Billings Child Screening Clinic April14


 The Al Bedoo Shrine Hospital Corps will offer a free children’s screening clinic Saturday, April 14, from 9 am. to noon, at RiverStone Health Center, 123 S. 27th St. in Billings. Call 406-259-4384 for information and an appointment.
    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system that is world renowned for pediatric specialty care, innovative research and teaching programs that treat children from birth to 18 years of age, who have a qualifying medical condition. There are 22 Shriners Hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all focused on delivering their services with compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care.
    Areas of treatment include upper and lower extremity prosthetics, port wine stain, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, sports injuries, limb, hand, and toe conditions, osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease, knee, hip, and leg disorders, spinal disorders, neurological condition, cleft palate, burn injuries and scars, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and foot and ankle disorders.
    While the Hospital Corps is instrumental in holding screening clinics throughout the year, not only in Billings, but in various outlying communities in the state, a child in need can be processed at any time. Acceptance as a patient is based solely on a child’s medical needs, and care is provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for their admission and treatment in the Shrine Hospital environment.
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