140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shriners sponsor checks for orthopedic, burn problems


Free screenings offered for children
Pueblo's Al Kaly Shrine will sponsor free screenings Saturday for children who have orthopedic problems or other health issues related to burns. The screenings will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Masonic center, 126 Broadway Ave.
The annual event is open to all children. Patients who are found to need further care often are referred to one of 22 Shriners International hospitals nationwide that are dedicated to orthopedic or burn treatment, or both.

Local children who need treatment for a skeletal or orthopedic issue likely would be referred to the Salt Lake City hospital, while young burn patients usually are treated in Galveston, Texas or Sacramento, California
Wayne McKey, a local Shriners spokesman, said Shriners International pays for treatment of uninsured patients, while local Shriners may help with transportation to regional hospitals, as well as food and lodging for family members during out-of-state treatment.
Read the full story in our digital edition. http://www.chieftain.com/health/free-screenings-offered-for-children/article_e3edd2ca-f715-11e1-ae52-001a4bcf887a.html
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