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Director of Communications: McKay Heim, (214) 559-8300, Mckay.Heim@tsrh.org
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Patient Education: Hand Cast Care Guidelines for Small Children

How to keep the cast dry: The cast must stay dry. No water! No exceptions! This includes: Indoor and outdoor faucets Dog and cat bowls Water toys Lakes and pools Do not bathe or clean the child in the sink or tub. Casts get wet with less than one inch of water in the sink […]

Scottish Rite Hospital: The Leader in Treating Hand Disorders

From a child’s hands, imagination becomes creation. Through their hands, children explore the world around them. For thousands of children with hand and upper limb disorders, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has been a source of hope and healing. The Center for Excellence in Hand delivers a setting for both patient care and clinical […]

Future North Campus Construction is Underway

The groundbreaking celebration for Scottish Rite Hospital’s future North Campus in Frisco took place last fall. The event marked the start of construction on the hospital’s first-ever satellite campus since the institution’s founding in 1921. Since then, excavation and clearing of the 40-acre parcel, located at the northeast corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas […]

Recent Updates to our Clinics

Scottish Rite Hospital recently completed the renovation of a new clinic space, which features a design theme based upon the seasons of the year. The area that once housed three clinics now hosts four, aptly named Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The new space features updated colors and architectural elements throughout. In addition, each of […]

Paying it FORE-ward

Patient Lauren, age 17, of Dallas, is a natural on the fairway. She was introduced to golf in the third grade when she attended Learn to Golf, an instructional golf program that Scottish Rite Hospital offers its patients. She’s been making tee times and swinging her clubs ever since. Lauren became a hospital patient when […]

Mental Preparation for Competition

Sports involve a balance of physical fitness, sport-specific skills, commitment and mental toughness. Athletes dedicate many hours of physical training to prepare for competition, however, many do not dedicate enough time to mental readiness. To maximize performance on “game day,” try including these key elements in your mental preparation: Positive attitude: Practice saying optimistic and […]

John Michael’s Story: A Sign of Hope

Rainbows served as beacons, guiding the way on a family’s journey to hope, healing and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He has been described as light, love and joy. His zest for life is magnetic. People call him a miracle. Meet JohnMichael. And when you do, don’t underestimate him. He has endured more trials […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Taylor Fisher, Staff Wellness Director

Taylor Fisher is the director of our Staff Wellness Department and has been working at the hospital for about six years. As part of her role, she is responsible for our annual Spring to Health program each April. Spring to Health is a month-long initiative that encourages staff to get active and healthy while having fun. The […]

Christopher & Stacie Martin will be the Honorary Chairs for this year’s Accessible Luxury

Christopher and Stacie Martin will be the honorary chairs for this year’s Accessible Luxury. Scottish Rite Hospital is thrilled to have this wonderful couple be a part of the event. Many have seen Christopher Martin’s gorgeous paintings. In addition to his expert artistic skill, Christopher is a generous philanthropist. He has worked with our hospital […]

Aariya & Aashna’s Moment – Hand Disorders

Aariya and Aashna are twin sisters who were each born with an upper-limb difference. The twins are treated by the world-renowned hand specialists at Scottish Rite Hospital, where outstanding care is always served with a smile just like tea for two. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Charles E. […]

Learn About Our Fracture Clinic Before You Need Us

At Scottish Rite Hospital, we treat children with conditions from the common to the complex. Through our world-renowned patient care and ongoing dedication to research, we are able to treat each child with an individualized care plan to get them back to being active. Our Fracture Clinic, located in our North Campus, specializes in evaluating […]

National Doctor’s Day is Thursday, March 30

We celebrate our wonderful and caring physicians in honor of National Doctor’s Day and everyday. Below are a few facts about our incredible team: Did You Know? We have 20 orthopedic surgeons and 45 total full-time staff physicians All physicians hold faculty appointments at UT Southwestern and are renowned for outstanding research and teaching of medical students, […]

Crayon Club to Host Character Breakfast

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Crayon Club is hosting their annual magical meet-and-greet experience complete with more than 20 favorite children’s characters (ie: super heroes, team mascots and princesses) on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The event will feature breakfast, an autograph session, silent auction, face painting and other activities. Tickets are: Child Ticket: $15 Adult Ticket: $25 Table (for […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Doctors Attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting

Last week, several doctors from Scottish Rite Hospital attended the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego, California. AAOS was founded in 1933 and has grown to be the world’s largest medical association, serving more than 39,000 members worldwide. This association provides practice management and education for orthopedic surgeons and allied […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Tabetha Rowe, Registered Nurse, Sports Medicine

Tabetha is a registered nurse who has been working with young athletes for the past five years. She’s currently working at our North Campus in Plano. Get to know more about her in our Staff Spotlight below. What’s your favorite part of your job? My sports medicine co-workers. We have an environment of trust, support and […]

Scottish Rite Hospital Hosts Inaugural Genomics Conference

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is hosting an inaugural international conference titled, “Genomic Approaches to Understanding and Treating Scoliosis.” The three-day meeting unites two distinct groups who are dedicated to scoliosis genetics research, the International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis (ICVAS) and the International Consortium for Scoliosis Genetics (ICSG). A primary goal of […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: David Espinosa, Social Worker

The social workers at Scottish Rite Hospital focus on the well-being of patients and their families. As families find ways to work with the challenges of their children’s diagnosis and special needs, the social workers help in many ways, such as: Providing emotional support and empathy. Locating a variety of services, including supportive counseling, lodging […]

Our KidSwing Golf Tournament is Celebrating 15 Years!

In sports…Mike Weir won the Masters, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship, The Marlins won the World Series, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. At the movies….The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Finding Nemo were tops at the movie theater. Chicago won the Oscar for the […]

L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International Spine Fellowship: Educating Medical Professionals from Around the World

At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, we are dedicated to education. The hospital offers several fellowship programs to provide a well-rounded experience for medical professionals interested in pediatric orthopedics. As an institution, it is a privilege for our doctors to have the opportunity to train individuals from all over the world. One of the […]

We’re Thrilled About Our New Relationship With The Mavs Basketball Academy

Our mission at Scottish Rite Hospital is to help children get back to being children. In many areas, including sports medicine, we are looking for ways to prevent injuries so we don’t have to treat them. Our new partnership will help us to continue to reach more and more young athletes and parents with messages […]

From One Dancer to Another

Being a former dancer, Amanda Fletcher, R.N., C.P.N.P., R.N.F.A., Scottish Rite Hospital nurse practitioner on our pediatric sports medicine team, has some great lessons for young dancers. Read her recommendations and tips for being a healthy dancer below: Balanced nutrition, including protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats , such as avocados, nut butters, extra virgin […]

Adapted Cycles as Therapy

The Therapeutic Recreation staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children wants to see each child be as engaged and independent as possible. This is important in school and work but equally vital in recreation and play. Adapted cycles are one way to help a child achieve one dream they might have: riding a bike. […]

Mavs Launch New Health and Wellness Resource for Aspiring Young Athletes

The Dallas Mavericks are back for the summer of 2017 with Mavs Basketball Academy, which includes Hoop Camp presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, Elite Camp, Overnight Camp, Dance Camp and a new Health Program presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Mavs Basketball Academy (MBA) is dedicated to bringing the excitement of the NBA to […]

The Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge is Back!

Thanks to our wonderful friends at the Cotton Patch Cafe, every donation of $25 made to TSRHC beginning Monday, March 6 will be matched in $25 Cotton Patch Cafe gift cards (up to $1,000 per donor). All proceeds from the Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge directly benefit Scottish Rite Hospital and allow the hospital to provide world-class medical care […]

Let’s Talk Concussions

Scottish Rite Hospital experts are often on the road to share their research findings and experiences in caring for children. One example is our pediatric sports medicine physician Shane M. Miller, M.D. He has a passion for concussion education and it is evident in the frequent invitation he receives to speak on the topic. Here […]

Molecular Genetics Team Awarded National Institutes of Health Grants

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is world-renowned for its patient care, research and education. Over the years, our physicians and researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries that have enlightened our understanding of medical conditions to improve our patient care. In particular, the Division of Molecular Genetics has made innovative contributions to the hospital’s scoliosis research. […]

Sam’s Moment – Hip Dysplasia

Sam loves playing sports. After receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia, he temporarily needed a wheelchair and had to figure out a new way to play. He discovered wheelchair motocross. Flying down ramps, it’s Sam’s moment to be fearless. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Center for Excellence in […]

It’s Like a Science Fair for Healthcare Professionals

Every year, kids try their hand at developing and conducting scientific research for the science fair. From growing mold to creating electrical circuits, they define their hypothesis, develop testing methods, perform the experiment and then thoughtfully consider the results. At Scottish Rite Hospital, we follow the same steps of the scientific method and continually share […]

Pediatric Orthopedic Education Series – “Looking Back and Looking Forward”

Over the weekend, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children hosted the Pediatric Orthopedic Education Series (POES), “Looking Back and Looking Forward.” This one-day program invites local pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals to learn from our doctors on various pediatric orthopedic topics. Several of Scottish Rite Hospital’s doctors presented and led hands-on […]

Return to Sports – Y-Balance Test

After a significant injury, young athletes like Milik are often very concerned about when they get to go back to sports. As a 12 year old, Milik tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and wanted to go back to basketball. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Philip L. Wilson, M.D., reconstructed his ACL and now Milik is back […]

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Pedro Rodriguez in Volunteer Services

Meet Pedro, an Evening Volunteer Coordinator who has been working in our Volunteer Services department for the past 3 years. Our Evening Volunteer Program is designed to provide a group activity for inpatients, siblings and family members during the weeknight evenings. Volunteers provide fun and recreation to keep the children’s minds off of their medical care and […]

Announcing the 2017 Accessible Luxury Chairs

Accessible Luxury 2017 is pleased to announce this year’s Chairs, Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter and Cullen Potts. After falling in love with the concept of Royal Blue in Austin, co-owners Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter and Cullen Potts brought this fabulous grocery store to Dallas in the fall of 2015. The boutique grocer offers everyday essentials, […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Anthony, age 15 of Fort Worth

Anthony is an active 15 year old from Fort Worth, Texas. In 2008, Anthony had an accident and one of his legs was amputated below the knee. That hasn’t slowed him down. Anthony is very athletic and played on his school basketball team up until this year. He has never been to Colorado and is […]

Nutrition Tips for Young Basketball Players

It is important for young and growing athletes to eat regularly scheduled and well-balanced meals throughout the school day. It’s best to plan ahead for additional snacks and water to make sure the athlete is optimally fueled and hydrated when there is an afterschool sports event. Here are some tips regarding practice and game day […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford

Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since she was 3 years old. She uses a prosthesis because of a lower limb difference in which one leg is shorter than the other. However, her time at the hospital began with having both scoliosis and hip surgery when she was […]

Backpack Safety Tips

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry school books and supplies. Compared to shoulder bags, messenger bags or purses, backpacks are better because the back and the abdominal muscles support the weight of the backpack. When a backpack is worn correctly, the weight is evenly distributed across the body […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jordan, age 17 of Sadler

Jordan, age 17 of Sadler, loves snowboarding. Jordan wears a prosthesis on his right leg, and he has been a patient at the hospital for the last five years. His favorite things include skittles, playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Though this is his first ski trip with Scottish Rite Hospital, Jordan first learned […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Diana, age 15 of Garland

Diana, age 15 of Garland, has been coming to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since she was a baby. She wears a prosthetic leg and has never been skiing or snowboarding. However, Diana says she loves snow and cold weather! She plays the violin in her school orchestra and her favorite things include chocolate […]

Karen’s Moment – Volunteer Services

Whether it’s greeting patient families or helping behind the scenes, more than 1,000 volunteers contribute to the mission of Scottish Rite Hospital. Volunteers, like Karen are there every moment, supporting and caring for our patients like a good friend. This month, we will be giving you a deeper look at our Volunteer Services department on our […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Harrison, age 14 of Burleson

Harrison, age 14 of Burleson, has been a patient of Scottish Rite Hospital since he was an infant. He was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia, which resulted in a right leg amputation. In his spare time, Harrison enjoys riding his bike and playing video games with friends. This will be Harrison’s first time […]

A Look Inside PRiSM for Parents of Young Athletes – Sports Medicine

Scottish Rite Hospital recently co-hosted the fourth annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) meeting. The two-day conference included discussion of various clinical cases and medical professionals were able to share innovative ideas for research to provide better care for young athletes. Co-chair of the Program Committee for PRiSM and Assistant Chief of Staff at […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Andria, age 14 of Leonard

Andria, age 14 of Leonard (a little town northeast of McKinney), has been a prosthetics patient at Scottish Rite Hospital for a year and a half. Andria was a passenger in a car accident that ultimately took her leg. She is an active teen and is taking a heavy load of science classes at school. […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Drew, age 16 of Terrell

Drew, age 16 of Terrell, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since he was five years old. He had his right foot amputated and wears a prosthesis on that leg. Drew loves playing football and baseball. When he grows up, he wants to use his inclination for math and science to help people by […]

Scottish Rite Hospital to Host Fourth Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Meeting

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is hosting the fourth annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) meeting this Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. The meeting, co-sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital and the Andrew’s Institute at Children’s Health, is expected to have more than 200 participants to discuss prevention, treatment and advancements in […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Christy, age 15 of Satillo

Christy, age 15 of Satillo, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2001, when she was one year old. She wears a prosthesis on her left leg. Christy enjoys playing basketball and plays on a team. When she grows up, she hopes to become a pre-school teacher. She doesn’t let anything hold her […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 14 of Little Elm

Luke, age 14 of Little Elm, has been coming to Scottish Rite Hospital for a couple of years for treatment on his right leg, where he wears a prosthetic. He enjoys school, particularly science and actively participates in activities both in and outside of school. Luke plays the bass in orchestra and enjoys playing golf […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Natalie, age 15 of Fort Worth

Natalie, age 15 of Fort Worth, has been a Scottish Rite Hospital patient since she was 11 months old. Born without a fibula bone, she was treated at the hospital for a left leg amputation and has continued to remain a close friend of the hospital. As a returning participant, Natalie is looking forward to […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas

Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 2006. Due to the development of osteosarcoma in his bones, he had to have his leg amputated, and he now wears a full-leg prosthesis. Jeremiah is proud to be a cancer survivor. He enjoys being active and likes […]

Get to Know Our SRH Staff: Dwight Putnam in Prosthetics

Dwight Putnam is a prosthetist who has been working at Scottish Rite Hospital for 10 years. Get to know him and why he loves working at our hospital. What was your first job? What path did you take to get here? My first job was making sandwiches at Schlotzsky’s… I took a very circular path…Started […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Miranda, age 17 of Frisco

Miranda, age 17 of Frisco, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2012. She is missing the fibula bone in her left leg and wears a lower leg prosthetic. Miranda enjoys babysitting and watching her favorite TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. This will be Miranda’s second time on the Amputee Ski Trip. Miranda is […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Alfonso, age 14 of Bedford

Alfonso, age 14 of Bedford, Texas, has been treated for both hand differences and prosthetic needs at Scottish Rite Hospital since he was five years old. Alfonso dreams of one day becoming a teacher and enjoys volleyball and playing the trombone. His prosthetist Kara Davis describes him as a “very fun-loving, active kid” and his […]

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Ryanne, age 13 of Mineola

Ryanne, age 13 of Mineola, Texas, was adopted from Kazakhstan in 2005 at the age of two. She became a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital shortly after arriving to the United States. Ryanne was born with a condition called amniotic band syndrome, which constricts the growth of extremities including arms, legs and fingers. Because of […]

Ryan & Gia’s Moment

  Siblings Ryan & Gia can ride tall, despite their congenital upper- and lower-limb differences. Hospital prosthetists created a customized leg for Ryan and a unique prosthetic arm for Gia. When it comes to helping kids live each moment to the fullest – we don’t horse around. This month, we will be giving you a […]