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Director of Communications: McKay Heim, (214) 559-8300, mckay.heim@tsrh.org
Senior Communications Officer: Manny Mendoza, (214) 559-8580, manny.mendoza@tsrh.org
Communications Officer: Taylor Pass, (214) 559-8395, taylor.pass@tsrh.org
Communications Officer: Jacqueline Baer, (214) 559-8352, jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

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Santa to arrive via Bell helicopter to TSRHC

WHO: Santa and Mrs. Claus United States Marines from Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff WHAT: Santa, Mrs. Claus and members of the United States Marines will arrive at TSRHC in style by way of a Bell helicopter 407. After landing the helicopter on the [...]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Kaylee, age 9, of Tyler

In addition to the junior race director, the Dallas Marathon features 5 patient champions from  TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. Kaylee, age 9, of Tyler, Texas, has been a patient of TSRHC since she was 2 years old. She [...]

TSRHC Leads the Charge on Perthes Disease Research

While TSRHC is known across the globe for its excellence in pediatric orthopaedics, it is also recognized for groundbreaking research. The studies TSRHC staff participate in allow physicians worldwide to better understand various orthopaedic conditions. One particular research study focuses on Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD), a condition that affects the femoral head or the “ball” part [...]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Case, age 17, of Dallas

In addition to the junior race director, the Dallas Marathon features 5 patient champions from  TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. Case, age 17, of Dallas, Texas, is a man of many talents. He is a star in both sports [...]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Brooklyn, age 4, of Arlington

In addition to the junior race director, the Dallas Marathon features 5 patient champions from  TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. Brooklyn, age 4, of Arlington, Texas, and her family have received a Texas-sized welcome since relocating from Illinois. After [...]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Briana, age 18, of Wylie

In addition to the junior race director, the Dallas Marathon features 5 patient champions from  TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. Briana, age 18, of Wylie, Texas, began treatment at TSRHC for hip dysplasia in September 2012. Hip dysplasia is [...]

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Alfonso, age 11, of Bedford

In addition to the junior race director, the Dallas Marathon features 5 patient champions from  TSRHC. The patient champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. Meet Alfonso, age 11, of Bedford, Texas. Alfonso has never shied away from a crowd. He loves to sing, [...]

Meet Dallas Marathon’s Junior Race Director – TSRHC Patient Ann-Elise

The one month countdown to the Dallas Marathon has begun! Each year, a TSRHC patient serves as the Junior Race Director, representing the thousands of children treated at the hospital each year. In this role, the Junior Race Director helps participants and sponsors understand how TSRHC benefits from the support of friends like the marathon. We are [...]

The Girl with the Zebra Leg – A TSRHC Patient Story

As soon as Patience Beard was born, her parents knew she was special. They told her growing up that God had made her just the way she was supposed to be made, and that she could do anything – despite the fact that she had been born with proximal focal femoral deficiency, a rare birth [...]

TSRHC Featured in The New York Times for Scoliosis Bracing Study

TSRHC’s young patients are accustomed to receiving top-flight, technologically-based treatment for a variety of conditions, but a recent study examining the effectiveness of back braces to correct scoliosis proves that sometimes, old school methods still produce the most desirable outcome. The randomized study, which was published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided [...]

TSRHC Hand Disorder Patient, Charlsie Serves as Ambassador

When someone is facing a serious medical condition, attitude is everything. Charlsie, an intelligent and engaging 12-year old with an inquisitive smile, not only exemplifies how a positive attitude can help one transcend a physical challenge, she’s a powerful testament to how sharing a personal story helps others. As a TSRHC ambassador, Charlsie shares how her treatment [...]

7-Year-Old Emily of Emily’s Monkeys Sells 720 Doughnuts, Raises $2,120 for TSRHC in 2 Days

Even though she’s just seven years old, little Emily felt the need to thank Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in a big way. Before we talk in more detail about the inspiring feat this child accomplished, it’s important to know a little about Emily’s background.   Emily suffers from a condition called juvenile dermatomyositis [...]

In Memoriam: Former TSRHC Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jack Hightower

  Former TSRHC Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jack Hightower died in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 3 at the age of 86. Hightower served in the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a District Attorney, First Assistant Attorney General of Texas and on the Texas State [...]

TSRHC Undertakes New Research to Determine Quality of Prosthetics for Children

Many military veterans who have suffered amputations are subjected to the CHAMP (Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor).  This test is a performance-based measure of the functional ability of veterans affected by limb loss.  Ultimately, the result of the test helps determine what treatment the supervising physician prescribes. While the test works well for veterans, there [...]

TSRHC Releases Groundbreaking Bone Deformity Correction Device TL-HEX

Do you remember the stories of how computers used to fill up an entire room?  Then, by the mid-1990s, almost every private citizen and business owned a personal computer.  Towards the end of the 1990s, everyone had an internet connection.  By the mid-2000s, every college student owned a laptop.  Now, in 2013, tablet PCs, which [...]

TSRHC Acquires New 3D Printer to Provide Better Service than Ever

Technological innovations are happening at a more rapid pace than ever. Remember when no one used to have a smartphone? Well technology also so happens to be developing rapidly in the medical sector.  At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we recently acquired the Dimension 3D printer, manufactured by Stratasys. How Does the Dimension 3D [...]

It’s Time for Treasure Street, TSRHC’s Signature Fundraiser Event

Once again, we’re pleased to announce that the 18th annual Treasure Street fundraiser will take place this Thursday, Oct. 17, on the grounds of the TSRHC campus. The Treasure Street event is a key component of our mission to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art medical services to children with orthopaedic conditions. More importantly, the funds generated by events like Treasure Street allows us to take a [...]

Santa and Mrs. Claus to Visit Patients at TSRHC “Christmas in July” Celebration

Santa Claus, Ms. Claus to arrive in a Dodge Viper to greet patients WHO: Santa Claus Mrs. Claus Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families, friends and staff WHAT: On Thursday, July 25, TSRHC will host a “Christmas in July” celebration for patients and their families. Using their off-season transportation, Santa Claus and [...]

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Ranked No. 1 in Pediatric Orthopedics

U.S. News & World Report awarded the No. 1 ranking for 2013-14 to the combined TSRHC and Children’s Medical Center (CMC) pediatric orthopedic program

TSRHC Announces Election of Eight New Members to its Board of Trustees

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas announces the recent election of Victor Y. Armstrong, Jr. of Austin, Texas; Richard W. Heale of Pearland, Texas; Tom L. Higgins of El Paso, Texas; Ronald D. Kinney of Lubbock, Texas; Frank C. Rockabrand of El Paso, Texas; Jeff W. Smith of Dallas; Dan W. Turner of Murphy, Texas; and Brian A. Vance of Austin, Texas; as members of its board of trustees.

Local 7-year-old to Participate in Golf Clinic Designed for Children with Physical Challenges

Jayci Jordan of Tyler to practice golf at event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients

Revitalized “Iris Bowl” Celebrates 75 Years of Service to Dallas

The Iris Bowl, a little known gem of the Dallas park system, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Located at Reverchon Park in Oak Lawn, the underappreciated garden and stone amphitheater has a long and colorful history.

Cotton Patch Café Launches Challenge to Benefit Local Hospital

Cotton Patch Café matches contributions to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children with dining gift card

TSRHC’s TL-HEX – A Breakthrough in Bone Deformity Treatment

TSRHC has a team of physicians and researchers making advancements in the treatment of bone deformities, including limb lengthening and reconstruction.

The Crystal Charity Ball Announces Beneficiaries For 2013

2013 Ball Chairman have announced that the 2013 Crystal Charity Ball Committee has selected eight beneficiaries with a collective need of $4,740,415 million

American Airlines, TSRHC to Host Send-off Party to Celebrate Annual Amputee Ski Trip for Patients

TSRHC and American Airlines will host a send-off party at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to celebrate the 32nd annual Amputee Ski Trip.