Shriners Hospital celebrating 90 years

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CENTRAL WEST END (KTVI) - Shriners Hospital for Children is celebrating its 90th anniversary with construction on a new facility in the Central West End.

The hospital first opened on April 8, 1924. Since then, it has built a legacy of helping children with catastrophic orthopedics illnesses regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

For now, those children can get help at the hospital located in Frontenac, Mo. But, a replacement location is scheduled to open by April 2015 on Clayton Avenue between Taylor and Newstead Avenues.

The new hospital will feature 12 beds with three cutting-edge operating rooms. Nearly a full floor will be dedicated to researching orthopedic conditions and rare genetic bone diseases. There will also be family quarters, so parents and siblings can have a place to stay.

For more information on Shriners Hospitals for Children, just visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/stlouis