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History of Shriners Children's Lexington

Established: November 1, 1926

The first Shriners Hospitals for Children in Lexington opened on November 1, 1926 as a 20-bed wing connected to the children’s ward of Good Samaritan Hospital. The $90,000 construction cost was funded by Oleika Shriners. Shortly after the hospital opened, it became evident that the 20-bed wing was not large enough to treat the number of children with orthopedic conditions seeking care. A new freestanding hospital with 50 beds opened in 1955.

As the outpatient and surgical caseload increased in the 1980s, it became clear that more space was needed. In 1988, a new hospital was constructed in front of the 1955 building, which was then razed. Designed to accommodate up to 50 inpatients, the new facility included two operating suites, ancillary and support services, and individual patient exam rooms for physician office visits.

Between 1988 and 2017, the number of families from Kentucky and the surrounding states seeking specialized pediatric orthopedic care increased steadily.

From Hospital to Outpatient Clinic

In 2017, the facility was relocated to 110 Conn Terrace, on the University of Kentucky HealthCare campus and transitioned to Shriners Children's Lexington, an ambulatory care facility that included three licensed entities.

Inpatient care is provided at Kentucky Children’s Hospital by the core staff of Shriners Children's physicians who hold dual privileges at both locations. The medical center (110,000 square feet) includes modern upgrades to all clinical departments (including Kentucky’s first EOS medical imaging system), more exam rooms in the specialty care clinic, and two state-of-the-art surgical suites with modern light-filled pre- and post-surgery rooms on the ground floor for convenient access by families. Within three years the number of active patients increased from 11,464 to 16,172.

Location Highlights

  • November 1, 1926: Opened on the Good Samaritan Hospital Campus.
  • 1955: A new freestanding hospital with 50 beds opened.
  • 1988: A new hospital constructed in front of the 1955 building, which was razed following the move. The new facility (180,000 total square feet) was designed to accommodate up to 50 inpatients.
  • 2011: Leaders at the Lexington facility began to strengthen the existing affiliation with the University of Kentucky (UK), with the ultimate goal to construct a modern outpatient facility (to include ambulatory surgery services) in close proximity to the UK Medical Center and Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
  • 2017: Relocation to 110 Conn Terrace on the UK HealthCare Campus and transition to an ambulatory care facility that included three licensed entities: the SHCMC Specialty Care Clinic, SHCMC Rehabilitation Center, and SHCMC Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • 2020-2021: For two consecutive years, in association with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the medical center was ranked among the top 50 in the country for pediatric orthopedic care by U.S. News and World Report. While they are separate entities, they work closely together to provide seamless care. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

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Orthopédie

L’Hôpital Shriners pour enfants offre un éventail complet de soins orthopédiques pédiatriques. Cela va du traitement des fractures et du moulage des os cassés à la chirurgie et à la rééducation.

Scoliose

La scoliose est un problème santé dans laquelle la colonne vertébrale est courbée sur le côté. Grâce à des traitements de pointe et à une expertise de niveau mondial, les Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants prennent en charge plus de 10 000 enfants atteints de scoliose chaque année

Médecine du sport

Les Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants fournissent des soins de niveau professionnel aux jeunes athlètes blessés dans nos cliniques de médecine sportive. Consulter un médecin immédiatement peut empêcher une blessure de s’aggraver et contribuer à éviter des dommages durables.

Pied bot/Pieds bots

Le pied bot varus équin est le terme médical pour « pied bot », et les médecins des Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants sont des spécialistes de ce problème de santé orthopédique pédiatrique courant et traitable.

Dysplasie de la hanche

Nos médecins primés et reconnus au niveau international diagnostiqueront, traiteront et surveilleront correctement l’état de la hanche de votre enfant afin de prévenir les douleurs arthritiques précoces et la perte de fonction.

Déficiences des membres

Les Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants sont spécialisés dans le traitement des déficiences des membres, qui se produisent lorsqu’une partie ou la totalité d’un membre de l’enfant ne se forme pas complètement pendant la grossesse ou à la suite d’une blessure importante.

Nous comprenons les besoins médicaux uniques des enfants

Nous proposons des traitements vitaux et novateurs de la naissance jusqu’à l’âge de 18 ans. Ici, les enfants ont la possibilité d’être évalués et traités par des médecins reconnus comme étant les meilleurs par leurs pairs.