Getting the Right Specialized Care for Your Child – the First Time. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Alfred and Norma Lerner Children’s Pavilion.

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Many of us parents need to seek specialized medical care for our child at some point.  Whether it be for sensory issues, physical developmental delays, or like our family adoption-related issues, it is difficult to find the right person or institution to help your child.

As a mom, I rely on social media for much of my information.  Advice from other moms in Facebook groups, on twitter, and on blogs has replaced the neighborhood get togethers of my mother’s generation.  Please help me spread the word about a new place for children to get help with musculoskeletal conditions.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), founded in 1863, is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation.  HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 10 in neurology, and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report(2012-13), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times.  HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at

HSS recently opened a “hospital within a hospital” that specializes in comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients from birth to 18 years, called the Alfred and Norma Lerner Children’s Pavilion.

“The new Pavilion will allow our team to do what we do the best with more efficiency and in a more family-centric way. At HSS we strongly believe that, when it comes to fast-growing bones, there’s no time to lose. Early diagnosis and the right care for a child are of utmost importance for long-term health and mobility.”  said Roger Widmann, M.D., chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery.

Watch this video and tour the Children’s Pavilion.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.


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    Cindy Patterson says:

    I always support children’s hospitals! Great work!

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