Shriners Children’s Expands in Mexico With New Guadalajara Outpatient Clinic

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates the latest expansion for Shriners Children’s Mexico.

Expansion provides easier access to crucial medical services without the need for families to travel extensively to Mexico City

Shriners Children’s opened a new outpatient clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico – the fourth in the country. Conveniently located inside the reputable Hospital Angeles del Carmen, the clinic will provide much-needed pediatric orthopedic care to children from Jalisco and surrounding states, eliminating costly, time-consuming travel to the hospital in Mexico City.

“This is an enormous advancement for Shriners Children’s in Mexico,” stated clinic manager Omar Cardenas Magaña, M.D. “Providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay will make a big difference in the lives of these children.”

Local dignitaries, media, patient ambassadors and Shriners from across Mexico and beyond attended the news conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony before touring the brand-new facility. In their remarks to the audience and local media, Briana and Juan Pablo, both patient ambassadors from Guadalajara, expressed gratitude to Shriners Children’s for helping them heal and pursue their dreams.

“When I was 2 years old, I was in a car accident and lost my right leg and part of my left foot,” Briana told the overflowing crowd. “When I was 4, I became a patient at Shriners Children’s Mexico. Through many surgeries, physical therapy and prosthetics, they helped me become a decorated para-athlete, winning many international swimming competitions.”

In addition to a large, freestanding hospital in Mexico City, Shriners Children’s now has outpatient clinics in Tijuana, Monterrey, Culiacán and Guadalajara. Plans are underway to construct a fifth clinic in the northern city of Chihuahua later this year. Adding new access points is part of Shriners Children’s international strategy to care for more children in more places closer to their homes.