Esteemed pediatric specialty hospital will remain open in Cincinnati while construction is completed
(CINCINNATI, Ohio; January 6, 2020) – Following a nine-month period of exploration, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati is pleased to announce that all contract and construction plans have been approved related to its relocation to the campus of Dayton Children’s Hospital.
In March of last year, leadership of the two pediatric health care organizations publicly announced that they were seeking to pursue a “hospital within a hospital” arrangement, with a goal of relocating the services of Cincinnati Shriners Hospital to the Dayton campus. The 51-year-old Cincinnati institution provides all levels of pediatric burn treatment, as well as cleft lip and palate, plastic and reconstructive surgery for children up to age 18, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Cincinnati Shriners Hospital will remain open and continue to accept new and existing patients at its Burnet Avenue location while construction is completed in Dayton. The estimate for transition is sometime in late 2020.
There has been a steady decline in the severity and number of pediatric burns in the U.S., especially those requiring a long hospital stay. This decline is due in large part to education and prevention efforts, many of have been spearheaded by the Shriners Hospital system.
The new location will allow Shriners Hospitals for Children to maintain its southwest Ohio presence with a surgical facility designed to meet and exceed today’s medical standards for its pediatric specialty care, while gaining operational efficiencies by partnering with Dayton Children’s and purchasing some services.
(CINCINNATI; July 31, 2018) Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott J. Rapp to its surgical team as an attending pediatric plastic surgeon/senior investigator.
Dr. Rapp is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed to practice medicine in California, Kentucky, and Ohio. He earned an undergraduate degree at Miami University, magna cum laude, and a medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Following an integrated plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Dr. Rapp completed a pediatric cleft and craniofacial fellowship at Stanford Medical Center.
He is a member of the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association.
Chief of Staff Dr. Petra Warner said, “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Rapp to Cincinnati Shriners Hospital. His expertise in plastic care and reconstruction, along with his research interest in improving craniofacial and wound outcomes, will benefit our patients and make him a great addition to our plastic surgery team.”
Dr. Rapp also performs volunteer mission work at the William Solar Children’s Hospital in Havana, Cuba, and is a former professional soccer player.
(CINCINNATI; July 8, 2016) – Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati and Portrait of a Soul welcomes everyone to take part in the latest portrait unveiling on July 22 at 6:30 pm.
The unveiling consists of four beautiful paintings of children with craniofacial conditions and burn injuries. The children are patients at Cincinnati Shriners Hospital and the paintings were completed by elite local artists.
Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn care, hosts their 27th Annual Camp Ytiliba from June 6th to 10th. The camp gives patients a chance to be around kids just like them, make new friends, share stories and create a connection with hospital staff unlike any other.
(CINCINNATI; April 5, 2016) – Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn care, announces the appointment of John A. van Aalst, MD, as the Director of Research.
Dr. van Aalst has practiced in the Cincinnati area since 2014. He began working with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati in July 2015. “I’m very passionate about research and look forward to having a sense of team. Good research comes out of collaboration,” said Dr. van Aalst.
“Donald has a proven track record in fundraising, planned giving and strategic capital campaigns. His expertise will help Cincinnati Shriners Hospital raise funds that support our mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate and family-centered environment without regard to race, color, creed, sex or ability of a family to pay,” said Mark Shugarman, Cincinnati Shriners Hospital Administrator.
(CINCINNATI; January 29, 2016) – After serving as interim Chief of Staff since February, Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati has appointed Petra Warner, MD, FACS, Chief of Staff.
Dr. Warner has worked for Cincinnati Shriners Hospital since 2000. She completed her surgical residency Loyola University in Chicago and her burn fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American College of Surgeons.
(CINCINNATI; December 24, 2015) – Santa made an early visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati that brought joy and smiles to patients and their families on Christmas Eve.
Santa surprised patients and families alike when he suddenly appeared during a special Christmas Eve lunch at the hospital. All of the children (including patients and their siblings) received gifts, including toys and games. Families also received special gift bags.
(CINCINNATI; December 4, 2015) – Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati announces the appointment of David A. Billmire, MD, FACS, FAAP as the new Chief of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Billmire has practiced plastic surgery in Cincinnati area since 1983. He has worked with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati for 31 years. “I hope to help the hospital continue to prosper which means we are helping more kids,” said Dr. Billmire. “We are the best burn reconstructive plastic surgery center in the country.”