May 16, 2019
Nobles and Friends,
We officially have a new home! After a great deal of planning and searching, we will be moving to a new building in the City Place Development in Woodbury, Minnesota, an eastern suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, by the summer of 2020. This move is a step in our transition to an outpatient clinic model. Construction of our new site will begin later this summer and continue into the middle of next year. The current site will be sold as the transition to the new site is completed.
Ease of highway access, proximity to other local area amenities, first floor access and the opportunity to design and build out space incorporating the knowledge gained from 96 years of service, were all elements that influenced the selection of the site and the timing of this transition. Developing a new site is a special opportunity to create a patient-centered environment for the modern era. The new site will continue to serve children from a seven-state service area.
Shriners Healthcare for Children’s new facility will provide a wide range of services for children with orthopaedic conditions including:
Clinic Services: providing a family-centered, team approach to care. Patients will see specialty physicians, nurses, therapists and other pediatric-trained specialists in an environment designed for children.
Child Life: providing families with support during appointments through play and anxiety coping activities. The Child Life program also offers over twenty (20) camps and programs to meet the physical and emotional needs of children with orthopaedic conditions.
Radiology: providing standard x-ray service as well as EOS, which provides 3-D, full-body imaging with up to 85 percent lower radiation.
Rehabilitation: providing physical and occupational therapy to help children build skills, strength and mobility needed for everyday activities.
Scoliosis Specific Exercise – a specialized physical therapy program that uses exercises, stretching and breathing to improve a patient’s scoliotic posture.
Orthotics and Prosthetics: offering orthotic and prosthetic services specifically for children, including upper and lower extremity prosthetic care, scoliosis bracing and a broad spectrum of pediatric orthotic services.
Telehealth: including telehealth capabilities that enable video connection to other remote sites across the region, creating more opportunities for access to children in need of pediatric orthopaedic services. This capability enhances Shriners Hospitals for Children’s reputation as the largest network of specialized pediatric orthopaedic and burn telehealth sites in the world.
Surgery Services: All surgeries will be performed by Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities physicians at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota, or other pediatric hospitals.
Concurrently, we continue our planning efforts to expand our presence throughout our service area. This expansion will take on a variety of forms that could include new affiliations with other healthcare organizations and individual providers, expanding the use of our telehealth technologies and establishing physical clinics, just as a few examples. We see this as an exciting opportunity that supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s system initiative of “Reaching More Kids in More Places.”
We ask for your continued help and support as these changes unfold. We commit to communicating information to all of the Temples supporting Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities. On behalf of the Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities Board of Governors, we thank you and your nobility for your support!
Please do not hesitate to contact me, or your local board members, with any questions or concerns.
P.P. Roger J Robinson
Chairman, Board of Governors
Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities