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Virtual Tour of Portland’s Shriners Hospital for Children - Continued

Noble John Smith
April 2016

This is the second in a series of articles by Noble John Smith, who now volunteers at the front desk of our hospital and is a member of the new Hospital Support Club.

Many charitable Nobles have not visited Portland’s Shriners Hospital. This is the next article in a virtual floor-by-floor tour of that house made by Shriners to care for children in need of a better life.

Continuing the tour, you are directed by the volunteer at the visitor’s desk to Floor #2. You will see, after you exit the elevator, the hanging sign with the answer to a FAQ, “where’s the cafeteria?” The answer waits around the corner.

But first, you turn to your left and walk down a long hall. You will find, on your left,

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the investigative and futuristic “Motion (or Movement) Analysis Lab”. There, specialists record and analyze patient’s movements through the use of special infrared cameras and sensors. Observations, measurements and assessments made there are sent to the appropriate doctor for further analysis and application.

“Orthotics and Prosthetics” awaits you after you pass through a set of double doors and walk further down the hallway. “Orthotics” refers to braces that stabilize weak joints or muscles; “prosthetics” refers to the replacement of missing body parts with artificial extensions or replacements.

There you can peer through the large windows on your right to get an insight into how highly skilled artisans create such items. It is vital to the child’s whole development process that these devices fit them to the exact measurements.

The last window will introduce you to the amazing and transforming digital world of the carving of a replica of a child’s needed orthotic(s)/prosthetic(s) by use of an amazing machine – the CAD cam. A scanner from a remote location, such as St. Louis, records the required measurements and those exact measurements are fed into a computer and sent over the Internet to Portland’s Shriners Hospital. The carving machine at this Hospital receives the measurements and “carves” the replica. Technicians then use it to form a plastic mold for the needed device and apply the outer coverings (sock, plastic, decorations, etc.) to create the desired aid. It is then sent to the requesting Hospital and/or doctor for patient application and use.

Return to near the elevators but turn left and read the hanging sign directing you to the place lilting with service and smells – the cafeteria (“Dining Hall”). But first you will see the “Care Management” office. Food, lodging, transportation, durable medical equipment and other amenities are arranged for patients and their families in the Care Management office.

You can, as you continue traveling south, again sense the nearness of nutritious meals – the Dining Hall, a popular meeting and sitting place. You may even see staff from neighboring OHSU eating there. Healthy prescribed meals for some patients are also prepared here.

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Many windows and tables overlook the impressive panoramas of Portland and distant lands. Here you will also find the indispensable ATM Machine, if needed.

The large collage on the south wall displays some of the Shriner’s fundraising involvements, especially the annual Oregon East-West All Star Football Game, which helps support the Hospital. Also on this Floor is the office of Emily Coleman, Volunteer and Event Coordinator.

This ends your tour of Floor 2. Retrace your trail to the elevators, “call” one of those busy hoists, enter.

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For More Information, please contact:

Patricia Grennan
Director of Community Affairs and Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

Phone 503-221-3458

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Al Kader Oasis August 2017 Newsletter
August 2017
Oasis Archive

Events
08/17   Annual Golf
08/25   Fez Lunch
08/27   Annual Picnic
09/11   Stated Meeting
09/14   Oktoberfest
09/23   Potentates Trip
10/07   Monte Carlo
10/21   Food Caravan
11/11   Wild Game

Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9600

Phone: 503-682-4420
FAX: 503-685-5080

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Membership Petition

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