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Boys Town National Research Hospital and Shriners Healthcare for Children collaboration

Telehealth and outreach clinic location is first in Nebraska

Boys Town National Research Hospital and Shriners Healthcare for Children collaboration

Shriners Hospitals for Children logo and Boys Town logo

Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities announces a collaboration with Boys Town National Research Hospital to help provide greater access to orthopaedic care for children across Nebraska and surrounding areas.

There are currently more than 500 patients from Nebraska who travel to Minneapolis on a regular basis to be seen at Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities. The goal of this collaboration is to make the pediatric orthopaedic specialty care provided by Shriners Healthcare for Children more convenient for these families and to provide additional access services to them through the wide range of expertise available at Boys Town National Research Hospital.

This collaboration includes several initiatives:

  • Telehealth – Boys Town Hospital is a new telehealth location for Shriners Healthcare, and will provide an opportunity for patients in Nebraska and beyond to receive consultations from physicians at Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities, without the added travel to Minneapolis.
  • Regular outreach clinics – Shriners Healthcare will hold outreach clinics located at Boys Town Hospital. At these clinics, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, pediatric orthotic and prosthetic staff, and support staff from Shriners Healthcare will travel to Boys Town Hospital to provide face-to-face care to patients. The staff at Boys Town Hospital will provide support and additional care for patients, particularly radiology services, if needed.

“We are excited and energized by this opportunity to work closely together to provide care for more children. Each organization has unique capabilities that when joined in collaboration allow us to reach and serve more children across the Nebraska region. Our missions are very much aligned,” said Charles Lobeck, Shriners Healthcare for Children — Twin Cities administrator.

“This alignment with Shriners Healthcare on orthopaedic services is another example of our hospital being a community resource for Omaha and the surrounding area,” said Edward Kolb, M.D., MBA, director and chief medical officer at Boys Town National Research Hospital. “More children and families will have greater access to care, and when that happens, we all win.”

Shriners Healthcare for Children has been treating children from Nebraska since it opened in 1923.