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PINT-SIZED PATIENTS Pediactric Providers Plan for Growth of Dr. Phil Wilson th of Texas Children’s Heal N orth Texas continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the country. While most of that growth is due to in-migration, much of the increase is also due to the region being a great place to start and raise a family. As families move into the area and grow, the need for high-quality pediatric medical care also finds itself rising. In addition to a large network of hospitals, primary providers and pediatricians, specialty pediatric care provided by well-known, kid-focused health systems prove that excellent care is anything but child’s play. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Goes North to Meet Families’ Needs Founded in 1921 by orthopedic surgeon W.B. Carrell, M.D., and a group of local Masons, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is today 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. Almost 300,000 patients have been treated here since the hospital’s inception, with 39,921 outpatient visits and 2,633 surgeries in 2017 alone. Of those tens of thousands of patients, Scottish Rite Hospital found that almost 25 percent of families visiting Scottish Rite Hospital were coming from the Collin County suburb of Frisco and neighboring communities. To help meet healthcare needs close to home, Scottish Rite Hospital designed and built its North Campus with an opening planned for the fall of 2018. Located on the north end of what’s commonly referred to as the “$5 Billion Mile,” one of the most dynamic development concentrations in the 22 WWW.NTC-DFW.ORG SUMMER 2018 spital Ho Texas Scottish Rite U.S. with $5 billion in capital investment along a one- mile stretch of road along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, this new five-story, 345,000-square-foot facility is targeted toward a proactive approach to improving athletic safety. The North Campus will be anchored by the Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine, which will provide specialized treatment for sports-related orthopedic injuries and concussions. The center is led by Dr. Philip L. Wilson, assistant chief of staff and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine in Plano. “We’re extremely excited, because it will give us physical space and resources to expand all of our current offerings. From an expertise level, our motion science lab and physical therapy space will allow us to do some more research and study, and also add some clinical advancements,” Dr. Wilson said. The campus will house a movement science center, physical and occupational therapy services and outdoor amenities, such as playing fields, a running trail and a playground for both patients and the Frisco community. The North Campus will serve as an ambulatory care center with clinics and day surgery for children with orthopedic issues and is expected to draw patients from areas around the region and well beyond. “We know that, currently, 25 percent of our patients are from Frisco and surrounding communities. Historically, we have treated patients from Texas and areas from outside of Texas,” Jeremy Howell, vice president of the North Campus, explained. “As North Texas continues to grow, we are committed to providing excellent customer service and access for families. To have a location and anchor for our sports medicine program for children is fantastic, as sports medicine is one of the fastest- growing sub-specialties in America.” A nationally-renowned institution with expert providers who are called on to help educate and share information with other providers across the country, Scottish Rite Hospital, in conjunction with Children’s Health, consistently ranks as one of the top pediatric g of Texas Dr. Jane Chun Hospital te Ri h Scottis orthopedic facilities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. “Over the last decade, the pediatric aspect of sports medicine has continued to evolve and develop. As a strong academic institution, we have contacts and colleagues across the country, including those in the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine,” Dr. Wilson notes. The pediatric research group formed five years ago, and Scottish Rite Hospital hosted the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas in 2017 to help foster multi-center research related to kids and sports, including important issues like overuse injuries. As Dr. Wilson notes, the work going on may be just as important to keeping kids out of the hospital as it is to treating them once they are there. “The fact that you have such a big institution that is not only taking care of patients that are coming in that day, but is also offering ongoing education to help people who are trying to keep from becoming patients, proves that it’s a great resource for the community,” he said. SUMMER 2018 WWW.NTC-DFW.ORG 23