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HOMEWOOD - Children’s of Alabama and Lakeshore Foundation have partnered to provide pediatric clinical and therapy services on the campus of Lakeshore Foundation.
The new facility, called Children’s at Lakeshore, is located at 3600 Ridgeway Drive, and will offer physician care by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and therapy services by Children’s of Alabama’s Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology staff members.
Children’s at Lakeshore will serve children and adolescents with acute onset or chronically disabling conditions who can benefit from the combination of a medically-based model of care and community-based healthy living and transitional services. This unique collaboration is designed to help each child achieve their highest level of independence.
All patient referrals to Children’s at Lakeshore will be made primarily by the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine physicians following an inpatient rehabilitation stay or clinic appointment. Referrals will be made based on potential patient benefit from the therapeutic services offered at this location.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with the Lakeshore Foundation in opening Children’s at Lakeshore,” said Heather Baty, Children’s Divisional Director of Ambulatory Operations. “Bringing the Children’s at Lakeshore facility to the Foundation campus will provide an opportunity for a more seamless transition to support our patients in pursuing an active lifestyle.”
Medical professionals will evaluate and provide these patients with a customized and comprehensive rehabilitation, physical, occupational, and/or speech-language therapy treatment program specifically designed for their needs in an outpatient program. To help a child meet their full potential, their progress, outcomes, and address future concerns, Baty said.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.