140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Annual Duck Waddle Sept. 28th

Monday, July 28, 2014

SHC Fundraiser, Folsom,Ca

Video Hawaii SHC Guam

Guam - The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has announced that a medical team from Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu will be providing free orthopedic services for the next 8 working days at Central Public Health.
Anyone between the ages of 0 to 18 who have orthopedic ailments from sports injuries to congenital deformaties are eiligible for the free service. Dr. Jonathon Pellet explains that Shriners Hospital is slightly limited in its resources on Guam, "For any orthopedic patient, they can get care free of charge. The only problem is that for surgery you need to go to our hospital in Honolulu. And we will get that patient on a plane to Hawaii." In addition, Pellet says that Shriners only sent him and one other physician to Guam.
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The 144-year-old fraternal Shriners Club, which sponsors the 22 Shriner Hospitals across North America, has an endowment of 7 billion dollars to pay for its hospitals.
Any caregiver or orthopedic patient can fill an application form at Medical Social Services to have an appointment. The application does not require a physician referral.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shriners patient donates more than 100 blankets

A proper goodbye after 15 years of care
By Mary Bailey
When Nate Riedeman of Wyoming got too old for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, his biggest emotion was gratitude.
Riedeman, 20, was diagnosed with Ollier disease when he was 2 and has been a patient at Shriners for 15 years.
“Shriners Hospital has taken great care of me for most of my life, and I feel very blessed,” he wrote in a letter to friends. “I am forever in debt to this wonderful hospital.”
The reason for the letter was to ask for help. Riedeman wanted to thank the hospital and say goodbye with a grand gesture. He decided to organize a blanket drive to give comfort to current patients.
It’s not the first time: In a previous blanket drive, the family donated 60 fleece tie blankets to surgery patients.
The tradition goes even further back, as Nate’s mom, Colleen Riedeman, made him a blanket for each of his seven surgeries.
So to honor his “graduation” from the children’s hospital, this summer he asked anyone able and willing to help.
Friends, family and relatives helped cut and tie fleece blankets that Nate Riedeman donated to Shriners Hospital for Children to thank them for the care he received there.
Friends, family and relatives helped cut and tie fleece blankets that Nate Riedeman donated to Shriners Hospital for Children to thank them for the care he received there.
A fleece blanket takes two pieces of fabric, a yard and half each, costing about $20. Some folks donated fleece or money to buy it. Some came to the Riedeman house to help make the blankets.
Others dropped off finished blankets.
Riedeman and his brother Austin are college students. College friends, work colleagues, relatives and neighbors all contributed to the project.
One Sunday afternoon, when fleece was 70 percent off at a fabric store, the store gave them another 20 percent off, Colleen said. They came home with quite a bit of fabric, and 18 friends and family members came over to make 37 blankets.
The week before the trip to Shriners, there were 90 blankets.
“More trickled in,” Colleen said. “We were cutting and tying the day before.”
A “get well” note was included with each blanket, and a total of 113 blankets were delivered on Wednesday, June 25.
On that day, 12 children admitted for surgery were given blankets. The Riedemans hope they will have an experience like Nate’s.
“He recognized he was at a great place,” Colleen said.
Austin, Nate, Colleen and Brent Riedeman with finished blankets.
Austin, Nate, Colleen and Brent Riedeman with finished blankets.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shrine Hospital Fundraisers

Boston is Coming to Town and we need Shriners to help sell their CD,s at the concerts to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
7-22 Sandia Amphitheatre,Albuquerque, NM ; 7-23 Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre,Tucson;
 7-25 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix; 7-26 Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas; 7-27 Pechanga Resort, Temecula; 7-29 The Form, Los Angeles; 7-30 Humphreys by the Bay,San Diego; and 8-1 Aqua Caliente Resort,Rancho Mirage

Thursday, July 17, 2014



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Excellence in nursing was the topic of discussion when nurses and Shriners Hospital leaders gathered for lunch in the hospital board room on Thursday, July 3, for the 2014 DAISY award ceremony. Leisel Knoesen, B.S.N., was recognized for her outstanding performance in her role as an operating room nurse.
Knoesen volunteered in the surgery department at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California from 2008 to 2011 while studying nursing. After graduating from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing in 2011 she joined the surgical team at Shriners Hospital.
In announcing the 2014 award, Pam Cornwell, Director of Patient Care Services, described Knoesen as a skillful, thoughtful and compassionate nursing professional. "It is my privilege to have the opportunity to recognize Shriners nurses for the extraordinary roles they play in the lives of our patients and families. As the DAISY Foundation recognizes, nurses routinely extend their care beyond clinical skills and treatments. A gentle touch, a calming voice, or simply taking time to listen are just some of the little things nurses do that make a huge difference in the lives of those we touch," said Cornwell.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. It is the name of a foundation established by a family in memory of their son, Patrick Barnes, who died of an immune system disease. The DAISY Award was established to recognize the compassionate care Patrick received during his illness. More than 500 health care organizations are committed to honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award, which is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and supported by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNCC) Magnet Recognition Program.
Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation joined in honoring the achievements Shriners Hospital nurses. "One of the best parts of working for DAISY is the ability to travel to different facilities like yours and experience first-hand what is being done every day to make The DAISY award Program meaningful for your extraordinary nurses," Barnes said.
Her daughter-in-law, Melissa Barnes, also attended the ceremony in her role as vice president and regional program director of the DAISY Foundation.
Nurses from Shriners and past recipients of the DAISY Award shared what the honor meant to them.
"It's easy to be a really good nurse in this hospital because it's an honor to work here," said Imelda Priest, clinical case manager and 2008 winner.
"It was the happiest day of my life," said Cindy Woods, House Supervisor. "I felt so accepted."
"It is very humbling and very rewarding to be recognized by your peers," said Doney Biggs, a 2011 honoree.
Nurse manager Kathy Rosario, summed up the sentiment of the group when she said the award made her feel, "Honored, humbled and appreciative of what you have done and what this hospital allows all of us to do."
The DAISY Award program began in 2006 at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. Since then, 37 nurses at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento have been honored for excellence in nursing with a DAISY Award.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause, and complex surgical needs. Admission is based on age and diagnosis. For further information call 916-453-2000 or go online to shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa Supports Masons for Mitts

Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa urges California to donate for their favorite Mason Team in support of Masonsformitts.
Online PR News – 15-July-2014 – Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa is a California native and has spent most of his life there. As a long time San Francisco Giants fan, Roger knows that some of the best times to go to the ballpark are when there is a special event. These special events often donate money to local charities and are great educational experiences for the whole family.
One of the upcoming events that Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa is excited about is Masons night at the AT&T Park on Wednesday, September 10. The game is a fun time for all and at the game the Mason’s will present a check that will go to help pay for baseball mitts for California kids. The Masons understand that Baseball is a great way for children to spend their time when they are not in school. The junior Giants program works to bring Americas past time to children who would not otherwise be able to participate.
With more than 20,00 kids between the ages of 5 and 18, the Junior Giants program serves many California children. The program currently operates 85 leagues in 175 Californian cities. Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa also knows that about 40% of the Junior Giants do not have their own gloves. Masons night, in its sixth year and so far has raised $275,000 for the Junior Giants and are looking to go even bigger.
The California Masons have divided their lodges up into six regions, and they are competing to see which region can raise the most money for mitts. The winning team will join the California Grandmaster on September 10 before the first pitch to award the check to the Junior Giants.
The six different teams are the North Bay Bees, San Francisco Sluggers, the South Bay Bombers, the East Bay Aces, the Delta Dogs and the Sacramento Cyclones. Currently, the Sacramento Cyclones are running away with the title this year. With more than 700 mitts funded. The other teams have quite a bit of work to do to catch up, with just under 2 moths left.
As a father and little league coach, Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa knows how important it is to get kids the equipment they need to take part in these healthy after school activities. He is also happy to see the group his father is a long time member of, the Masons, take such an active part in the community and supporting the growth of one of his favorite sports. While Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa is not a Mason, he has for many years seen some of the good works they take part in and has always been intrigued with the history of the Masonic societies.
The Masons of California currently have 10,000 members, and these members are very active in helping their community. The Masons have a long and storied history, which some people love to debate and research. One thing however is abundantly clear; the Masons of California are committed to helping California Youth.
Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa encourages you to take part in this six-year tradition, help buy a kid a mitt, and come down to the game on September 10th. Time is running short so hurry and make your donation today.
About: Roger Cardona of Santa Rosa is a father, Baseball fan, and little league coach who understands the value of Kids playing baseball.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Masons present memorial scholarship award

On June 5, Lodi Lodge No. 256, Free and Accepted Masons, awarded the 2014 Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship to Katie Roper, of Lodi. Roper has been active in Jobs’s Daughters, where she held a number of offices including Honor Queen.
After attending Delta Community College in Stockton, she enrolled in California State University, Chico and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English studies with a minor in creative writing. Roper has submitted her application for acceptance into Chico’s English graduate program, where she will be involved in the creative writing pattern with a focus on fiction writing.
From left are: Shawnnette Roper, John Herrick, master of the Lodi Lodge; Logan Roper, Mick Sinclair, chairman of the Hanson Award Committee; and Lloyd Roper. The Roper family accepted the award on behalf of Katie Roper, who was unable to attend.
Her goal is to teach creative writing at the junior college level. The $1,000 scholarship award will be used to defray the cost of the graduate program. Roper is the daughter of Shawnnette and Lloyd Roper, of Lodi.

— Source: Dan Moellenberndt

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lawn Mower Safety Facts

Summer Safety

Drive with care

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death and acquired disability for children and teens. These tips can help you and your children to stay out of harm’s way while in or around vehicles.
  • Teach your children to buckle up, every time they get into a car, regardless of the length of the car ride. Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats and seat belts dramatically reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries.
  • Check around your parked car for children before you pull away. Teach children to be aware of moving vehicles and to wait in safe areas where drivers can see them.
  • Accompany young children when they get in and out of a vehicle. Hold their hands when walking near moving vehicles, in driveways and parking lots.

Mowing matters

While it may seem like just a common household tool, thousands of children are injured in lawn mower accidents each year, some with severe effects. For 14 year-old Brendon Wiseley, Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Ambassador and fifth generation race car driver, the importance of summer safety is a topic that hits close to home. At the age of 7, Wiseley lost his foot and part of his leg in a lawn mower accident.
Wiseley was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children when his first prosthetic leg did not fit correctly and was difficult to use, causing him to lose hope of ever racing again. With an experienced team of medical experts, he was provided with a custom-built prosthetic and child-centric rehabilitation that not only rebuilt his strength, but also his spirit.
“I was injured in a lawn mower accident. Thanks to Shriners Hospitals for Children, I was able to get back to doing what I love,” said Wiseley. “It is important to remember to stay safe when doing any kind of outdoor activity.”
He offers up these additional tips to help families stay safe during warmer weather months:
  • Teach children to never play on or around a lawn mower, even when it is not in use. They should never be permitted to walk along side, in front of or behind a moving mower.
  • Children under six years of age should be kept inside the home while mowing.
To download our printable Lawnmower Safety Tips Card, click here.

Fire safety simplified

Every hour, approximately 16 children are injured from fires or burns, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization. Use these tips to keep your little ones safe around fireworks, grills and other heat sources:
  • Teach kids never to play with matches, gasoline, lighter fluid or lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
  • Do not leave children unattended near grills, campfires, fire pits or bonfires. Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby when burning fires.
  • To ensure a safe celebration, leave fireworks to the professionals.
  • If your child is injured by fire or fireworks, immediately take them to a doctor or hospital.

Playground 101

The Centers for Disease Control revealed that emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries every year. Before you let them play at the park or school playground, be sure they keep these precautions in mind:
  • Use appropriate and properly fitting safety equipment when participating in any sport, such as helmets and goggles, which can greatly reduce the risk of head and eye injuries.
  • Take your children to playgrounds with shock absorbing surfaces. Choose parks and playgrounds that are appropriate for their age. Check for hazards or broken equipment and continuously supervise your children while they are at play.
  • Teach children to use playground and sports equipment properly.
  • Remind children that pushing, shoving and crowding on the playground can result in accidents and injuries.

Make a safe splash

While playing poolside may be a blast, the Safe Kids Worldwide organization also revealed that drowning is the leading injury-related cause of death for children between 1-4 years of age. Fill your family’s summer days with these safe practices around the water:
  • Teach children to never go near or in the water without an adult present. Children and adults should never swim alone.
  • Give children your undivided attention when they are swimming or near any body of water.
  • Always have your children wear a Coast Guard approved, properly fitting life jacket while on a boat, around an open body of water or when participating in water sports.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Safety for the Fourth

The Fourth of July is a time for backyard barbecues and fireworks with family and friends. But unfortunately, summer fun can quickly turn tragic: Every hour, approximately 16 children suffer burn injuries.*
The good news is that many of these injuries are preventable by following some simple tips.
Please read and forward these Fire Safety Tips to anyone caring for kids!
  1. The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public displays and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
  2. Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
  3. Closely supervise children around open flames at all times. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.
  4. When grilling or building campfires, always have a bucket of water and a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
  5. If a child is burned, immediately go to a doctor or hospital. If an eye injury occurs, don't allow your child to touch or rub it, as this may cause even more damage.