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For Media/Press Inquiries, Please Contact:

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: Jacqueline Baer, (214) 559-8352, jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

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Inside Your Latest Rite Up Magazine – 2015, Issue 1

Rite Up, the hospital’s quarterly magazine, hit mailboxes this week! We’re giving you a sneak peek of all the great articles featured in this issue. View your copy at home or take a look at the E-Mag version on our website. A World of Expertise, Locally Grown TSRHC has blossomed from its Texas roots into [...]

Meet the New Assistant Chiefs of Staff for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we take pride in providing expert treatment for all of our patients. We also know that each child is different, which is why our unique, multidisciplinary approach to the way we treat our patients is genuinely and specifically tailored to the needs of each child and family. We [...]

April & May Special Events

Save the Date for the following events benefiting TSRHC in April & May. For more information or questions about any of these events, please contact our Special Events Department at (214) 559-7656. April 18 – ACM Dierks Bently Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert The 2015 leading male American Country Music (ACM) Award nominee Dierks Bentley will host [...]

Sonny Bryan’s Gears Up For Second Annual ‘It’s In the Sauce’ Celebrity Chef Barbecue Competition

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse announced the line-up of culinary masters who will compete on Saturday, April 25, in the legendary barbecue restaurant’s second annual ‘It’s in the Sauce’ competition, a flavorful fundraiser to benefit four Dallas non-profit organizations. Chefs Jason Hoffman, Chad Houser, Jeramie Robison, and Tre Wilcox will each create a one-of-a-kind barbecue dish using [...]

Child Life Spotlight: Empowering children and families to master challenges in health care

For more than 30 years, TSRHC has enlisted the services of our Child Life department as a way to treat the “whole child” and make sure each patient is having a positive experience at the hospital. Through this spotlight we hope you will understand a bit more about the field of Child Life and also [...]

TSRHC Photos Selected for National Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit

Three photographs by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children photographers Sarah Lassen and Lee Baker were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition administered by the Children’s Hospital Association. The exhibit, comprised of powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate health care providers, celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment [...]

HeARTS and Project Sunshine Bring Fun to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

On February 27, 2015, two members of the Dallas Cowboys teamed up with UnitedHealthcare volunteers to throw a Project Sunshine party for the patients and families of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). The party featured a “HeARTS” theme in honor of American Heart Month. Project Sunshine, the non-profit organization behind the event, sponsored [...]

Third Annual Rock the Rite Benefits TSRHC

When their children were still preschoolers, Dr. Lawson Copley and his wife, Erin, took them to a music store and asked them to pick an instrument. Out of that trip grew Kid Vicious, a classic rock cover band that Bennett, 15 (lead guitar, vocals); Austin, 14 (drums, vocals); and Ellis, 12 (bass, harmonica, vocals) formed [...]

TSRHC Hip Patient Families Connect Play Date via Facebook

At TSRHC, we take pride in treating the “whole child” – mind, body and spirit, with ancillary services that include child life programs, individualized physical therapy and in-house specialists in anesthesiology, pharmacy, radiology and psychology. We also have specialized sports and recreational programs that encourage socialization and bonding among peers. It’s very often that our [...]

What If We Could Prevent All Injuries in Youth Sports? – TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

Parents, youth sports administrators and the sports medical community are working together to reduce injuries in youth sports. So is our team at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Sports Medicine Center. We recently participated in the 6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas hosted by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, a division [...]

TSRHC Names Ellen Haynes as Vice President, Major Gifts and Corporate Giving

Ellen Haynes, formerly director of development at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named vice president of major gifts and corporate giving at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Haynes brings 18 years of health care fundraising experience to the hospital. The appointment comes at a time when TSRHC has announced plans to build [...]

We don’t want to tell them not to play – TSRHC Sports Medicine Center

The easy way to take care of an injured athlete is to tell him or her not to play. Here at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Sports Medicine Center, we look for every way to get athletes back to the field, and if possible, help them stay active while recovering from an injury. Why?   [...]

The Cotton Patch Café Challenge Benefiting TSRHC is Back! – February 23 – April 5

Take The Cotton Patch Café Challenge and support the patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children through the Cotton Patch Cares Program. Participating in The Challenge is simple! From February 23 to April 5, 2015, participants may make a gift to TSRHC through The Challenge, and Cotton Patch Café will give each participant a free $25 [...]

Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders Awarded Luminary Award

Congratulations to TSRHC’s outstanding Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders. They are the recipients of the SMU Simmons Luminary Award for 2015. The Luminary Award honors those who have made an exceptional commitment to improving lives through education. This was a tremendously special award for the hospital and for the dyslexia department, who [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 15 of Wylie

Sarah, age 15 of Wylie, Texas has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2004. She has been a patient for two surgeries separating her webbed fingers, as well one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves meeting people at the hospital and making new friends.  In addition, she loves ballet, [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Zach, age 16 of Gun Barrel City, Texas

Zach, age 16 of Gun Barrel City, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was one. Zach needed help with his right leg and TSRHC was able to build him a prosthetic. Zach took his first steps with a prosthetic leg and he has been unstoppable ever [...]

6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit: March 2

Dr. Shane Miller was invited to represent the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness at the 6th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit. This event is organized by the Youth Sports Safety Association. Texas Scottish Rite Sports Medicine is an alliance member of this safety organization. For the first time, the event [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Erika, age 16 of Wylie, Texas

Erika, age 16 of Wylie, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. She had severe clubfeet as a child, which required amputation. Although nervous at age 8, Erika was ready to do the amputation because her sister is an amputee and she gave her the courage to [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cruz, age 16 of Baird, Texas

Cruz, age 16 of Baird, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for 9 years. An accident in 2007 resulted in the amputation of Cruz’s leg. Even though the amputation happened on his birthday, he has had nothing but a positive attitude and a fighting spirit. TSRHC is thrilled [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Yuri, age 18 of Spring, Texas

Jonathan, who goes by “Yuri”, age 18 of Spring, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. Yuri was born with a congenital limb difference in his arms and legs. TSRHC outfitted him with a prosthetic leg to help with this condition. Yuri is very active at TSRHC. [...]

Donor Spotlight: North Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association

The North Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association (NTGCSA) has been supporting TSRHC for more than 20 years. The NTGCSA became involved with TSRHC in the late 90′s through the invitation of one of its founding members, Quinton Johnson. Quinton and his wife Martha’s granddaughter was treated at TSRHC following an accident, and they experienced first-hand the [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Chelsey, age 17 of Pecan Gap, Texas

Chelsey, age 17 of Pecan Gap, Texas, has been treated at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since birth. When she was only 6 hours old, she received a below the knee amputation, so she has worn a prosthesis her whole life. This year will be Chelsey’s first time on the TSRHC ski trip [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Taj, age 15 of Forth Worth

Taj, age 15 of Fort Worth, Texas, moved from New Orleans to Texas after hurricane Katrina. Once in Texas, Taj came to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment on his foot. He was born with fibular hemimelia and this condition resulted in a Symes amputation, which kept his heel intact but removed the rest of his [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Lauren, age 15 of Colleyville, Texas

Lauren, age 15 of Colleyville, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since she was 6 months old. Lauren had a staph infection that affected the growth plates in her right leg, which led to the need for amputation. TSRHC has been a second home to Lauren and her family [...]

Good Morning Texas Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Mabeth, age 16 of Dallas

Mabeth, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since an accident in 2010 severely damaged his right leg, and a below the knee amputation was performed. Mabeth was determined to not let his injury slow him down. In just two short weeks, he was up [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Ryan, age 15 of Rockwall, Texas

Ryan, age 15 of Rockwall, Texas, has been at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) his entire life. Ryan was born with bone missing in his right leg and as a result, his leg did not fully form. With a positive and playful attitude, Ryan tells anyone who asks that a shark bit off [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Marilou, age 16 of Laredo

Marilou, age 16 of Laredo, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for almost as long as she can remember. She was born with limb differences in her legs, which led to her need for prosthetics. When Marilou is not playing music in the band at her high school, [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Josiah, age 16 of Dallas

Josiah, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was two years old. Leg length discrepancy first brought Josiah to Scottish Rite Hospital, but in 2012 he had an amputation and has since moved exclusively to the TSRHC prosthetics department. Josiah is a lover [...]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jazmyn, age 16 of Irving, Texas

Jazmyn, age 16 of Irving, Texas, has been treated at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2013. Due to the development of Osteosarcoma in her bones, she now wears a full leg prosthesis. This will be Jazmyn’s first year going on the TSRHC ski trip and she is very excited to have this [...]

TSRHC to Host 16th Annual Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Seminar for Physicians and Health Care Professionals

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will host Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care. This annual course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and health care professionals providing direct care to children. The purpose of the seminar is to equip primary care providers to expertly [...]

TSRHC Leads the Way with Magnetic Spinal Rod System

TSRHC physicians recently performed the hospital’s first noninvasive adjustment of an implanted spinal rod system using groundbreaking magnetic technology. This system is designed to minimize the progression of specific cases of early-onset scoliosis. This revolutionary device is called MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System®, distributed by Ellipse Technologies, Inc. The FDA cleared the system for commercial [...]