At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati appoints Donald Gorbandt as Director of Development

Donald Gorbandt

(CINCINNATI; Feb. 29) – Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati, which specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and burn care, announces that it has appointed Donald Gorbandt as Director of Development.

“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.

Gorbandt comes to Cincinnati Shriners Hospital from Thomas More College where he served as Director of Principle Gifts since 2014. During his time he helped secure close to $2.5 million in one year of a four year $4 million challenge gift opportunity.

Previously, he served as the Assistant Vice President for University Development at Northern Kentucky University. Working with the leadership team and faculty and staff, Gorbandt helped to secure over $100 million to support University priorities.

Gorbandt earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA and his Associate degree in business from Andrew College, Cuthbert, GA.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

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