Doctor helps young boy with prosthetic leg walk at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

ABOUT US

Scottish Rite Hospital is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. 

The hospital was established in 1921 when a group of Texas Masons approached Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeon W.B. Carrell, M.D., about providing care to children with polio. With the introduction of the Salk and Sabin vaccines in the mid-1950s, which virtually eradicated polio in the Western Hemisphere, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children broadened its focus to other orthopedic conditions.

The hospital is dedicated to advancing treatment methods, conducting pioneering research and educating health care professionals locally and abroad to serve our commitment of giving children back their childhood.

Scottish Rite Hospital sets the standard for pediatric orthopedics through our six Centers for Excellence in Spine, Hip, Hand, Foot, Limb Lengthening and Sports Medicine. 

We currently have two locations:
 
Main Campus – Dallas
2222 Welborn Street    
Dallas, Texas 75219
214-559-5000
 
North Campus – Plano
7000 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75075
469-515-7100

The hospital recognizes the need for a patient access point in the fast-growing northern suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The new facility will be located at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway, in Frisco, near Frisco High School and across from the future Wade Park development, currently under construction.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, we broke ground on our future North Campus in Frisco. Stay tuned for more updates on this ambulatory surgery center that is scheduled to open in late 2018.

View our 2013 and 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. 

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children board of trustees, doctors and patients

  • Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.    
    • Chairman of the Board
  • M. Douglas Adkins    
    • Vice Chairman
  • Harold D. Carter    
    • Vice Chairman
  • Lee Drain    
    • Vice Chairman

  • Daniel H. Chapman
  • Graham H. Childress
  • Jerry C. Gilmore   
    • Assistant Secretary
  • James E. Laney   
    • Treasurer
  • Ronald L. Skaggs   
    • Secretary
  • Guy F. Stovall, Jr.   
    • Assistant Treasurer

Austin   
  • James E. Laney   
  • George Moxley *   
  • Robert A. Northcutt, Ph.D. 
  • Brian A. Vance *   
  • Ralph Wayne
Dallas   
  • M. Douglas Adkins   
  • Robert Ayers *   
  • Russell C. Brown   
  • Donny Broughton *    
  • Harold D. Carter   
  • Ronald L. Carter   
  • Jim Chambers *   
  • Daniel H. Chapman   
  • P. Oswin Chrisman *   
  • David Counts, Jr. *   
  • Joseph M. Dealey, Jr.   
  • David B. Dibrell *   
  • Robert L. Dillard III *   
  • Lee Drain   
  • Jerry C. Gilmore   
  • Leonard P. Harvey   
  • James D. Nyfeler, Sr.    
  • Michael K. Pickens    
  • Kip I. Plankinton *   
  • Ronald L. Skaggs   
  • Jeff W. Smith    
  • Dan W. Turner *   
  • Joe H. Tydlaska    
  • Michael L. Wiggins, Ph.D.    
  • James L. Williams *   
  • Lawrence A. Winkle *
El Paso   
  • ​Tom L. Higgins    
  • Larry V. Kane *   
  • John C. Nobles   
  • John E. Wood 
Fort Worth   
  • Kenneth C. Curry   
  • Herman M. Motley *     
  • James C. Penn   
  • H.F. Tull *   
  • H. Finlay Watkins
Galveston   
  • Robert J. Bowen *   
  • W. Vernon Burke, Jr.   
  • Thomas F. Griffin   
  • John G. Gunning *   
  • Brack Jones, Jr.
Houston 
  • W. Eugene Brookshire   
  • Brady G. Elliott *   
  • Richard W. Heale *   
  • R. Shearn Smith *   
  • Guy F. Stovall, Jr.
Lubbock   
  • Stephen F. Cross   
  • Douglas S. Maxey   
  • Adam J. Walker *   
  • Jared R. Whittington *
San Antonio   
  • ​Graham H. Childress   
  • Dan F. Davidson   
  • W.M. Gower   
  • Robert C. Madison
Waco   
  • Claude O. Ervin   
  • Bert V. Massey, II   
  • Gregory L. McEwen *   
  • Lyndon L. Olson, Jr.   
  • Orville L. O’Neill *   
  • Michael L. Waldrop *   
  • Murray Watson, Jr. 
* Advisory Trustee

Our purpose is to help improve the lives of children by providing quality care for orthopedic and related neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal conditions as well as specific learning disorders. We strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs. 

Our CARE RITE core values are who we are, what we stand for and what we want to become. They are at the very heart and soul of this hospital. Behind every decision we make and every direction we journey, our values shape and guide us. These core values are the very essence of our culture. And our culture is something that lives in each and every one of us. Our culture is why we walk someone who is lost to their destination rather than just telling them where to go. Our culture is why we pop fresh popcorn. Our culture is why we treat the whole child and never just the condition. It’s also something we must protect, because it’s through our values and our culture that our foundation is strong and we can continue to build for a better tomorrow. Watch the video above for more information about CARE RITE.

In the interest of preserving our unique culture, we invite you to recognize a staff member or volunteer for their dedication to our CARE RITE values. To do so, please submit this online form.

The Scottish Rite Masons are affiliated with Freemasonry, a worldwide fraternal organization whose members share a common desire to better themselves as citizens and members of society. In the U.S., the Scottish Rite is one of the most popular ways for Master Masons to find great involvement in their fraternity. Others include the York Rite and Shriners.

Scottish Rite Hospital is governed by a board of trustees who are all Scottish Rite Masons. The hospital epitomizes the spirit and principles of Freemasonry, expressing the Masons’ love for their fellow man, compassion for the sick and dedication to make worthwhile contributions to society. Through our hospital, Masons fulfill their commitment to aid, support and protect the family. Financial support from the Scottish Rite or broader Masonic groups is on an individual, voluntary basis. Scottish Rite Hospital is not affiliated with the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Take Time to Read, a partnership between Scottish Rite Hospital and the Grand Lodge of Texas, is a public awareness program that educates adults about the importance of reading to young children. To order Take Time to Read materials, such as posters, brochures and bookmarks, please download and complete the interactive order form and email the order form to taketimetoread@tsrh.org.

Learn more about Masonry in Texas, the Scottish Rite Masons and Scottish Rite Masonry in Dallas.