Speedway Children’s Charities To Present First CAD/CAM System
in Southwest To Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children
Hospital to host dedication for revolutionary system that produces scoliosis braces, prostheses
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage
Speedway Children’s Charities board member and Vice President of Trustees Scott Murray
Speedway Children’s Charities representatives
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patient Paulina Fuller, age 12 of Clifton, Texas
TSRHC patient families and staff
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will host a dedication for the new CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system donated by Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter. TSRHC was awarded the Speedway Children’s Charities Founder’s Grant for $150,000 in honor of
Maj. General Thomas Sadler, the founding executive director of SCC.
The CAD/CAM system will be used in TSRHC’s Prosthetics and Orthotics department to design, fit and manufacture approximately 200 orthoses (braces) a year for TSRHC’s scoliosis and prosthetic patients. This dedication will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a CAD/CAM video demonstration and brief tours of the Prosthetic and Orthotics department.
Tuesday. October 11, 2011
10 a.m. – Dedication of CAD/CAM
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
*Please meet TSRHC representative at the main entrance to be escorted to the event.
The CAD/CAM system is a powerful new tool for patient care at TSRHC, currently the only pediatric health care facility west of the Mississippi outfitted with all aspects of this advanced technology. The carver, scanner and associated computer-aided-design (CAD) software will be used in the design, fitting and manufacture of about 200 braces a year for young patients treated for scoliosis. It also will produce dozens of prosthetic devices for amputees annually. With the use of the new CAD/CAM technology, TSRHC will be able to provide more customized braces without having to subject patients to a casting procedure. Practitioners can design braces that are more capable of addressing the three-dimensional aspects of their scoliosis. For more information, visit www.vorum.com/english/prosthetics-orthotics/.
ABOUT SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES:
Since Speedway Children’s Charities inception in 1997, the Texas Chapter has helped more than 1.8 million children in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Collin counties. Last year’s fundraising helped move the chapter’s total over $7.5 million in grants distributed to North Texas non-profit organizations since 1997. The chapter awarded a Founder’s Grant of $150,000 to TSRHC in honor of Maj. General Thomas Sadler, the founding executive director of SCC. The grant was used to purchase the CAD/CAM machine and software.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call
(214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.