On a Tuesday afternoon late last year, Lindley Wall, M.D., checked on the progress of Chloe, a teenager whose broken arm she repaired after a tubing accident on the Lake of the Ozarks.
A day later, J. Eric Gordon, M.D., charted the next steps in treatment for Camille, a patient with a literally one-in-a-million leg condition called tibial hemimelia.
This wide range of care often goes on simultaneous just a few treatment rooms away from each other at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. That’s by design. It is part of a treatment model physicians and marketing types alike refer to as “care from routine to rare,” and it underscores how different the hospital is today from when it opened nearly a century ago.