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For media/press inquiries, please contact:
McKay Heim, (214) 559-8300, mckay.heim@tsrh.org 
Manny Mendoza, (214) 559-8580, manny.mendoza@tsrh.org

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Fact Sheet

Charter Date: October 6, 1921
Founded By: Orthopedic surgeon W. B. Carrell, M.D., and a group of local Masons
Hospital Background: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay.
Conditions Treated:

TSRHC physicians treat thousands of patients with a wide range of orthopedic conditions each year. Our surgeons focus on the treatment and management of children in these six Centers for Excellence:
• Scoliosis & Spine • Clubfoot & Foot Disorders • Hand Differences • Hip Disorders • Limb Length Discrepancies
• Sports Medicine

Patient Care: • More than 235,000 patients treated since the hospital's inception
• More than 19,000 active patients
• 34,801 outpatient visits in fiscal 2014 and 1,855 surgeries were performed in fiscal 2014
• 100 licensed beds
• Average length of inpatient stay is 6 days
Teaching: • TSRHC's Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics is a full clinical fellowship and has produced more than 160 Fellows, now practicing across the U.S. and spanning six continents.
• TSRHC physicians wrote the book on the treatment of orthopedic conditions affecting children. Now in its fifth edition, the Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics textbook is the standard reference guide for orthopedic surgeons around the world.
Research: • Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research consists of the five Centers for Excellence supported by research divisions and core facilities. TSRHC researchers and physicians have generated 23 patents.
Orthopedic Conditions
• Referral by a physician for a condition that can be treated at the hospital
• For more information about our admission guidelines, please visit tsrhc.org/becoming-a-patient.  

Dyslexia and Learning Disorders
• Texas resident
• 5 through 14 years old
• Referral by a physician for a suspected learning disorder
Hospital Staff: • 19 orthopedic surgeons, 36 total full-time staff physicians
All physicians hold faculty appointments at UT Southwestern and are renowned for outstanding  research and teaching of medical students, residents and fellows 
• More than 800 staff members
Volunteers: • More than 800 volunteers between the ages of 14 and 96
• More than 87,000 volunteer hours logged annually
Contact: To refer a patient, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit tsrhc.org.

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