News & Events

Fact Sheet

For media/press inquiries, please contact:
McKay Heim, 214-559-8300, mckay.heim@tsrh.org 
Laura Bentz, 214-559-8395, laura.bentz@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 is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay.

Conditions Treated:

Scottish Rite Hospital 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 269,000 patients treated since the hospital's inception
• 36,825 outpatient visits and 2,610 surgeries were performed in fiscal year 2016
• 100 licensed beds


• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics is a full clinical fellowship with more than 175 graduating Fellows now practicing across the U.S. and spanning six continents.
• Scottish Rite Hospital 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. Scottish Rite Hospital researchers and physicians have generated more than 25 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
• 5 through 14 years old
• Referral by a physician for a suspected learning disorder

Hospital Staff:

• 20 orthopedic surgeons and more than 45 total full-time staff physicians
All physicians hold faculty appointments at UT Southwestern Medical Center and are renowned for outstanding research and teaching of medical students, residents and fellows 
• More than 1,000 staff members


• More than 1,000 volunteers between the ages of 14 and 98
• More than 80,000 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.

# # #