This is a posting of events of interest to Shriners in the Western States
140 year of Shriners
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
SHC News-Northern California
Our Busiest Year Nearly 3,400 children have beenreferred to our Northern California hospital for care this year, putting us on track for our busiest year ever. The hospital has experienced a steady increase in patient referrals, which now exceed 6,000 annually. Our professional team is on track to accommodate 27,000 patient visits in 2016. Their stories are amazing.
One of Nation's Best U.S. News and World Report once again ranked Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California as one of the nation's best hospitals for pediatric orthopaedics. In the 2016-2017 rankings, our hospital is ranked as a national leader in both pediatric orthopaedics and urology together with UC Davis Children’s Hospital. This is the fifth consecutive year the hospitals have shared national recognition in the prestigious best hospital survey.
Residents Honor Dr. Davids The vote was unanimous. Graduates of the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program honored Dr. Jon R. Davids as their 2016 Teacher of the Year.Dr. Davids, assistant chief of orthopaedics, is internationally noted for his work in treating children withcerebral palsy. He pioneered research using motion analysis to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes in children with orthopaedic disorders.
A Distinguished Leader At its 48th annual meeting in Las Vegas, the American Burn Association presented Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief of burns, with the Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award. The award honors a North American scientist for contributions to the burn field. Dr. Greenhalgh joined the ABA in 1988 and served as its president from 2006-2007.
Sea World Visits Count on Sea World to make a big splash. Kids were all smiles when Pete and Penny Penguin came to visit this spring. A lemur, screech owl and baby alligator also joined the fun as Sea World ambassadors explained what makes each animal unique.