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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Shriners Hospitals for Children Orthopaedics Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital celebrates its first birthday

Shriners patient Macey Rastorfer, far left, and Niswonger Children's Hospital CEO Lisa Carter celebrate one year of pediatric orthopaedics along with some of the team at the Shriners clinic.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children are celebrating a very special birthday.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Orthopaedics Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital has turned 1 year old, and on Wednesday, Nov. 15, leaders from both organizations celebrated a great year of making a difference for the children of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

“We’re so excited to celebrate all the good that has been done since the Shriners clinic opened at Niswonger Children’s Hospital a year ago,” said Lisa Carter, chief executive officer of Niswonger Children’s Hospital. “This partnership brought the first pediatric orthopedist to our region, and has helped so many families.”

In October of 2016, Mountain States announced the new partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children that added world-renowned pediatric orthopedic care to the many specialized services already available for children at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

The clinic officially opened on Oct. 3, 2016, and since then, Dr. Brandon Green and the team have treated hundreds of children for various orthopedic conditions, ranging from cerebral palsy and scoliosis to complex sports injuries and broken bones. Without the clinic, these children and their families may have had to travel outside of our region to get this kind of care.

“The clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital is the first of its kind in the 90-year history of Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said John Conti, interim administrator of Greenville Shriners Hospital. “It’s really improving the access to our services for the families in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region.”

For more information on the Shriners Hospitals for Children Orthopaedics Clinic at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, visit www.NiswongerChildrens.org.