Providence Children’s Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland Collaborating to Expand Orthopedic Care for Kids

November 18, 2016

Providence Children’s Health, a leader in caring for children in Oregon, and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland, the region’s largest pediatric orthopedic group, announce a unique collaboration that expanded pediatric orthopedic services in October.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons from The Portland Shriners Hospital are also now embedded in Providence Pediatric Orthopedics located at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. These teams care for muscle, bone and joint concerns in newborns, children and teens. This includes care in the Children’s Emergency Department, surgery, hospital and outpatient clinic. 

“Children aren’t just small adults; caring for their growing bones requires a specialized approach,” said Resa Bradeen, M.D., senior medical director, Providence Children’s Health. “This collaboration brings experts together to offer the best care for children and their families.” 

The Portland Shriners Hospital is recognized internationally for their expertise in pediatric orthopedics. Partnering with caregivers on the Providence St. Vincent campus further expands seamless care for the tens of thousands of children Providence serves each year. It also supports and strengthens the organizations’ mutual commitment to provide compassionate care through service to others.

“Shriners Hospital is honored to work with Providence Children’s Health and views this collaboration as a great benefit to our patients. Building on each organization’s unique strengths, the ultimate winners are the children who receive top quality care in an environment that is most appropriate to their medical need,” said J. Craig Patchin, FACHE, Administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland.      

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, research and outstanding medical education. The Portland Shriners Hospital focuses on a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, from fractures to rare diseases and syndromes. All services are provided in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Providence Children’s Health 

Providence Children’s Health is a leader in caring for children – especially those with special health care needs. Tens of thousands of children in Oregon and Southwest Washington are served each year through Providence’s clinics, hospitals and health plans. One in five children begins their life in a Providence facility, more than any other health system in Oregon. Two neonatal intensive care units and a pediatric intensive care unit serve the region’s most fragile newborns, children and teens. Providence is the largest provider of emergency care for kids in Oregon and also offers immediate care and virtual visits. A full range of pediatric specialty and subspecialty providers are available around the clock. Education and family support helps every child reach their full potential. Learn more at providence.org/children.