NHL Player Brendan Gallagher teams up with Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Canada
Nov 22, 2017, 09:00 ET
New public service announcement highlights the advanced pediatric care available at the hospital
MONTRÉAL, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - For the past two years, Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens has been visiting with patients and families at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Canada and learning about the advanced orthopaedic care available. During a recent visit, Gallagher worked with one of the hospital's patients, Kaleb, to film a new public service announcement (PSA) to highlight the hospital's commitment to caring for children with orthopaedic conditions and bone and joint disorders.
The PSA will air across Canada and shines a spotlight on the hospital as a place of hope and healing for children with orthopaedic conditions. Kaleb and Brendan also discuss Shriners Hospitals for Children as a place where children overcome disabilities and achieve their dreams. Kaleb and Brendan remind the public that the advanced medical care provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada could help a child in their community.
"The kids and their families are why I love coming to the Canada Shriners Hospital," Gallagher said. "Shriners Hospitals for Children does amazing work. They rebuild bones and limbs, they help children with spinal deformities and other conditions to be the best and happiest kids possible, reaching their full potential. The kids are amazing, courageous and inspire me every day."
For more than 90 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada has provided orthopaedic specialty care to children from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Every member of the team, from surgeons and therapists, to nurses and prosthetists, work together to ensure the best course of treatment for each patient in a family-centered environment.
"Having suffered injuries in the past, I know how important it is to have the right team to get you on the road to recovery," said Gallagher. "This PSA highlights the excellent medical care that the Canada Shriners Hospital staff provides."
Gallagher visits patients and their families at the hospital four to six times a year. "Brendan is generous with his time and strives to please patients," said Jacques Boissonneault, administrator of the Canada Shriners Hospital. "We are extremely grateful for his involvement because it brings joy to our patients, their families and our employees too!"
In addition to offering his time, next summer Gallagher will host the third-annual Celebrity Softball Classic benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada in his hometown of Vancouver, B.C.
Email Camille Rochon at [email protected] to download the public service announcement.
About Shriners Hospital for Children — Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada is the only Canadian institution in the health care system of 22 Shriners Hospitals. A bilingual hospital, it offers short-term ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from Canada, the United States and around the world. Infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, clubfoot, hip dysplasia and cerebral palsy benefit from the expertise of our medical teams in treatment and rehabilitation.
Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital has a Simulation Centre and a Motion Analysis Centre to foster excellence and innovation in care, teaching and research. Residents and health professionals take advantage of our Glen site facility to complete their training and experience. In addition to providing a patient and family-centered care environment, the hospital is served by telemedicine, outreach clinics and satellite clinics in communities across Canada. Recognized as a health promoting institution, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada has been helping children reach their full potential for more than 90 years.
To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada visit, shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/canada.
SOURCE Shriners Hospital for Children
For further information: Source: Emmanuelle Rondeau, Business Development, Communications and Marketing Director, Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Canada; Contact: Camille Rochon, Email: [email protected], Phone: 514-688-2519
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