Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California welcomed Daughters of the Nile and their Supreme Queen, Sharon K. St. John from New Mexico to the hospital on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
We were honored to provide a tour of the hospital to the Queen and her court. The first stop on the tour was the Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (IPRM), home to an international team of scientists devoted to bringing discoveries from the research laboratory to the bedside. Occupying an entire floor of the hospital, the IPRM is a joint project of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.
Next stop was our Movement Analysis Lab, one of only four of its kind in California. Inside this high-tech lab, participants learned how a patient’s movement is measured with video documentation, 3-D motion analysis, and muscle-timing information. Then they visited our Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics Services (POPS) and then our Central Activity Area where patients are scheduled for play as part of their daily routine.
Finally, the tour ended in the lobby where Supreme Queen St. John and her court were presented with a permanent plaque by Board President, Lew Wentworth, and Margaret Bryan administrator and CEO at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, who reflected on the meaning of the visit.
“The Daughters of the Nile philanthropy helps to ensure that the Shrine hospital system will continue to efficiently and effectively improve the lives of children. We are so grateful for their unending generosity and dedication to serving children,” said Bryan.
This past year, the daughters of the Nile contributed over $2.3 million dollars to help with patient care at the Shriners Hospitals for Children® network of specialty pediatric hospitals. This most recent contribution brings the total amount of money given to Shriners Hospitals for Children by the Daughters of the Nile to over $56 million since its first donation in 1924.