Children's and Lakeshore Partner to Open Children's at Lakeshore


 
Savannah Gardner played on the National Championship team.

In September, representatives of the Children's of Alabama, UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and the Lakeshore Foundation cut the ceremonial red ribbon for the grand opening of Children's at Lakeshore - the latest chapter in a partnership among the institutions.

Children's at Lakeshore, located on the Lakeshore Foundation campus, provides UAB physician care and Children's physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services to children and adolescents with acute onset or chronically disabling conditions. By combining a medically-based model of care and community-based healthy living and transitional services, Children's at Lakeshore is designed to help each child achieve their highest level of independence. Referrals to Children's at Lakeshore are made primarily by UAB physicians following an inpatient rehabilitation stay or clinic appointment, and based on the potential patient benefit from the services available at Children's at Lakeshore.

Children's at Lakeshore represents a bridge between the Children's medical rehabilitation model and Lakeshore Foundation's strong reputation in the world of sports, fitness and recreation, with the additional commitment to expanding the pediatric footprint via the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. Children's at Lakeshore is only steps away from wheelchair basketball practice and after-school recreation classes in Lakeshore's Fieldhouse, and swim lessons and teen swim club in the Aquatics Center.

Savannah Gardner, a former Children's patient and Lakeshore athlete who went on to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Alabama and win a national championship, spoke at ribbon cutting and shared with guests how Children's and Lakeshore have impacted her life.

"Children's, from a medical standpoint, allowed me to be my best self," said Gardner, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 13 months of age. "Children's is where I learned how to sit up. Children's is where we found out about surgeries that would help me walk better. I learned exercises and stretches that I can do to help my body be the best that it could be. It's where I learned to engage my core and use a lot of the muscles that I was able to strengthen once I started playing wheelchair basketball. Lakeshore gave me the opportunity to just be a kid and not a kid that had to be in therapy. As I got older, it was Lakeshore that fostered the competitive spirit in me.

"If Children's and Lakeshore could have impacted my life as much as they have by being separate, imagine how much more both of you can do now partnering together. The influence is unimaginable and the result of the children coming out of these organizations is unstoppable."

 
Share:

 

More Grand Rounds:

 

Erwin Receives Distinguished Service Award

Erwin Receives Distinguished Service Award

Paul Erwin, MD, dean of the School of Public Health at UAB, has received the Doris Spain Award for Distinguished Service from the Tennessee Public Health Association.

Read More

Children's of Alabama Maintains Level I Trauma Designation

Children's of Alabama was re-designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center for the State of Alabama by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Children's has held this designation continually since 2013.

Read More

Ted Hosp Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Ted Hosp Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Ted Hosp has been named Executive Director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Governmental Affairs division.

Read More

New 3D Mammography at DCH Regional and Northport Medical

The latest in 3D Mammography is available at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center.

Read More

Susan Bria Named CNO of Shelby Baptist

Susan Bria Named CNO of Shelby Baptist

Susan Bria has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Shelby Baptist Medical Center.

Read More

Campaign for UAB Surpasses One Billion Dollars

Campaign for UAB Surpasses One Billion Dollars

The future of UAB is now one billion times brighter.

Read More

Amy Beard Named CNO at Brookwood

Amy Beard Named CNO at Brookwood

Amy Beard has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center.

Read More

James Hill, PhD Joins UAB

James Hill, PhD Joins UAB

James Hill, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in weight management, has been named chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and director of the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC).

Read More

Megan Drake Named COO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Megan Drake Named COO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Megan Drake has been named Chief Operating Officer of Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Drake began her career with Community Health System (CHS) in 2010 as an Administrative Specialist at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

Read More

Princeton Baptist Doubles Cardiac MRI Throughput with New MRI

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has added a new 1.5 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to its roster.

Read More

BCBS Alabama Updates Opioid Management Strategy

In a continued effort to help battle the opioid epidemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is updating its opioid management strategy.

Read More

Cassandra Frieson, DNP honored by UAH

Cassandra Frieson, DNP honored by UAH

Cassandra Warner Frieson, DNP is the recipient of the 2018 University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) Alumni of Achievement Award.

Read More

Turner Joins St. Vincent's Primary Care

Turner Joins St. Vincent's Primary Care

Margaret Turner, DO has joined the St. Vincent's Primary Care network where she is practicing with Mayfair Internal Medicine in Homewood.

Read More

Kenneth Sigman MD Joins Southeast Gastro

Kenneth Sigman MD Joins Southeast Gastro

Kenneth Sigman MD has joined Southeast Gastro.

Read More

UAB Study Aims to build Better Model for Brain Tumors

UAB Study Aims to build Better Model for Brain Tumors

A research team led by UAB is launching a study to find a better model for glioblastoma, a particularly devastating type of brain tumor, to help determine the most appropriate treatment modality.

Read More

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Designated Birmingham's in Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has designated Brookwood Baptist Medical Center as the only Honor Roll Elite+ hospital in the Birmingham area in the treatment of stroke.

Read More

Vernon Honored by Tenet

Vernon Honored by Tenet

Elizabeth Vernon, RN, who serves in Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Palliative & Supportive Care unit, has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes 2018 Hall of Fame, Tenet's highest honor for colleagues.

Read More

Roberts Named ALSHP Technician of the Year

Roberts Named ALSHP Technician of the Year

Brandon Roberts, pharmacy inventory management specialist at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, was honored by the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists (ALSHP) as Technician of the Year.

Read More

James Evans, MD Joins Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center

James Evans, MD Joins Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center

James Evans, MD has joined the medical staff of the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center as a medical oncologist/hematologist.

Read More

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Funds Two Projects

Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) has presented two awards for two-year collaborative breast cancer research projects in Alabama. One award went to David Schneider, MD of UAB and Corinne E. Augelli-Szafran, PhD of Southern Research.

Read More

 

Email Print
 

Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: