The Marietta Shrine Membership has donated one other $6,000 to the Memorial Well being System’s Division of Pediatric Remedy, surpassing $125,000 in contributions made since 1993.
The primary present from the Shriners helped pediatric remedy construct a playground that helped higher have interaction sufferers and promote a constructive environment at Marietta Memorial Hospital, in accordance with a launch from the well being system. The current present of $6,000 will assist buy gear to develop providers and accommodate adolescent sufferers on the new pediatric remedy location in Belpre.
Shriners have offered funding to construct three further outside playgrounds at three areas because the division expanded from a staff of two, a single pediatric occupational therapist and a pediatric bodily therapist, to a pediatric occupational therapist, two pediatric bodily therapists and 4 pediatric speech-language pathologists.
The brand new Belpre location, 1804 Washington Blvd., will increase the sq. footage of the division to permit for extra kids and younger adults to be handled in an environment friendly area for providers akin to bodily, occupational and speech-language remedy.
“Marietta Shrine Membership has been a devoted monetary (supporter) of the Pediatric Remedy Division for over 25 years,” stated Carol Armann, former pediatric therapist and division supervisor.
Shriners are offering funding for extra gear for this new division, she stated.
“Our pediatric remedy staff is perpetually grateful for his or her ongoing assist,” she stated.
The mission of the Marietta Shrine Membership is to assist the Shriners Hospitals for Kids, a community of nonprofit medical services throughout North America, stated Invoice Donnelly, a member of the Marietta Shrine Membership.
“The Marietta Shrine Membership has been lucky to additionally obtain some funds from our members and neighborhood associates earmarked for kids residing in Washington County,” he stated. “The Marietta Shrine Membership has been in a position to assist each Memorial Well being System’s pediatric remedy and supply monetary help for medical must many kids residing right here in Washington County.”
Pediatric remedy has a complete staff method the place play-based remedy is used to deal with developmental delays and different problems.
Not too long ago, Levi Stout was a affected person within the pediatric remedy division. His case is uncommon and began with strep throat. Later, his sickness developed right into a neurological dysfunction — Sydenham chorea.
The pediatric remedy staff helped Levi regain the power and mobility he had misplaced as a result of his sickness, the discharge stated. His rehabilitation was a staff effort, between his personal motivation, his care staff and his whole household.
The principle factor Levi wished to perform from remedy was to have the ability to play his trumpet once more, because the sickness had taken away his potential to take action.
After months of exhausting work and dedication, Levi is now as soon as once more lively and taking part in his trumpet for the Marching Warriors.
Marietta Shrine Membership was based in 1946 and is affiliated with Aladdin Shriners in Columbus. The membership helps pediatric remedy with the hopes of maximizing kids’s high quality of life and serving to them to have full productive lives.
“We love the Shriners as a result of they love our children,” Armann stated.