This letter was written by Margaret Watson, then superintendent of Shriners Children’s Springfield, to a patient’s family.
The hospital, located at the corner of Kings and Samford in Shreveport was dedicated on April 20, 1923.
Aileen, a little girl with clubfoot, is considered to be the first patient of Shriners Hospitals.
Since its establishment, Shriners Children’s has made an effort to ensure its patients keep up with their schoolwork.
In the 1980s, Shriners Children’s identified another need in pediatric medical care – rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries.
The pedograph was a medical device patented in 1923 by Podiatrist Dr. William Mathias Scholl that was used at our hospitals to determine the way a patient’s foot was placed on the ground.
At Imperial Session in Toronto in 1962, the committee offered a resolution to add burn care to the health care system’s list of specialties.
In 2005, the Joint Boards of Directors of Shriners Children’s and Shriners International officially added treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate to the healthcare system’s care disciplines.
This device was used in the early years of Shriners Children’s to lengthen the bones of patients with limb length discrepancies.
Philanthropy through the eyes of Jason Polonsky, Aleppo Shriners.