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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 and sports injuries, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. 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 245,000 patients treated since the hospital's inception
• More than 22,000 active patients
• 35,327 outpatient visits and 2,102 surgeries were performed in fiscal year 2015
• 100 licensed beds
• Average length of inpatient stay is 7 days


• TSRHC's Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics is a full clinical fellowship with more than 160 graduating 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 edited by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is the standard reference guide for orthopedic surgeons around the world.


• Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research consists of the six Centers for Excellence supported by research divisions and core facilities. TSRHC researchers and physicians have generated 23 patents and discovered genes associated with orthopedic conditions.


Orthopedic Conditions and Sports Injuries
• Referral by a physician for a condition that can be treated at the hospital. The Sports Medicine Center accepts appointments directly from patient families. 
• For more information about admission guidelines, please visit scottishritehospital.org/becoming-a-patient

Dyslexia and Learning Disorders
• Texas residents age 5 to 14
• Referral by a physician for a suspected learning disorder

Hospital Staff:

• 19 orthopedic surgeons and 37 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 1,000 staff members


• More than 800 volunteers between the ages of 14 and 97
• More than 79,000 volunteer hours logged annually


To refer a patient, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org.

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