For more than 50 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati has been the region’s premier destination for pediatric specialty care. In addition to providing life-changing treatment for a wide range of burn injuries, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and complex wound and skin conditions, the hospital has also been an innovator in burn treatment research. Scientists’ breakthroughs there have changed the outcomes for major burn injuries, making it possible for children to thrive after what were once devastating wounds.
Now, the hospital has moved to the widely respected Dayton Children’s Hospital, becoming a “hospital within a hospital.” The change is part of a system-wide revamping, helping to ensure that we can continue to improve the lives of children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay, for the next 50 years and beyond.
“Current health care trends require us to adjust our delivery model to more accurately reflect today’s environment,” said Randy White, hospital administrator for the new Shriners Children’s Ohio. Today, approximately 85% of pediatric medical procedures are performed in an outpatient setting. Additionally, the severity and number of pediatric burns in the U.S. have declined in recent decades, especially those requiring a lengthy hospital stay. This is largely due to education and prevention efforts, many of which were spearheaded by the Shriners Hospitals for Children system.
The new location will allow Shriners Hospitals to maintain its southwest Ohio presence with a surgical facility designed to deliver exceptional care while optimizing efficiency.