Competitive Sports and Cutting-Edge Medicine Go Hand in Hand in Collin County

In booming Collin County, the race to attract athletes is only matched by the medical industry’s growth to get those athletes back on the field when they get injured. Partnerships between club sports, professional teams, olympic powerhouses, and the healthcare providers make for an ever-changing web of relationships between residents, athletics and the hospitals that bring them together. Shayley Planas is one of the most promising gymnasts at World Olympic Gymnastic Academy, a Plano and Allen-based gym that has produced gold medalists such as Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson. She is just 11, but she has her eyes on the… Full Story

First Look: Scottish Rite’s Frisco Facility is Open for Business

The Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center started accepting its first patients this week, and the entire building is a testament to movement and recovery. Color-coded floors, bands of shifting color on the facade, colorful spiral staircases, and dynamic floor and wall art are designed to reflect movement and encourage children toward recovery. HKS designed the center and partnered with general contractor Beck in construction of the building. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is building its second facility after 96 years in its Dallas location. Located at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North… Full Story

Scottish Rite Named Top Children’s Hospital by NRC Health

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children took home the top performing facility honors among children’s hospitals at the 2018 NRC Health Symposium. For its annual excellence awards, health research company NRC Health uses its database of hospital clients to award organizations based on high ratings in overall satisfaction by patients and their families. The awards are based on the previous four quarters. It’s the fourth year in a row that Scottish Rite has received the award. Scottish Rite has 100 licensed beds and recorded nearly 40,000 outpatient visits and more than 2,600 surgeries during fiscal 2017. “Receiving this most prestigious… Full Story

Scottish Rite Wins Texas Hospital Association Award for Reducing Surgical Site Infections

Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children won an award from the Texas Hospital Association for an initiative that reduced surgical site infection (SSI) rates among spinal fusion patients by 88 percent in 2016, the hospital said in a news release this week. Scottish Rite Hospital received THA’s 2017 Bill Aston Award for Quality for its six-step bundled intervention approach. The award goes to a member hospital that has “measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through implementation of an evidence-based patient care initiative.” Scottish Rite Hospital approached the issue in 2016 with a multidisciplinary committee that sought to… Full Story

DFW Healthcare Professionals Take A Course On Active Shooters and Assault

Healthcare workers suffer half of all workplace assaults, and about 80 percent of them come from the patients they’re caring for. Those statistics formed the basis for one-half of a healthcare seminar Wednesday at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where about 150 industry professionals gathered to hear best practices related to workplace violence and the presence of an active shooter. The DFW Hospital Council put on the event. A major takeaway: Being proactive and staying prepared are key. With regard to workplace violence, employers should do their best to keep stress levels low in the workplace, said Art… Full Story