Hilary A. Norton is the Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. She and her son, Xavier had first-hand experience with how Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) works when Xavier broke fingers in his hands at two different times – the first finger on a Tuesday, and the second finger on Wednesday, the very next day. As a basketball player, this could have been a devastating experience for him.
However, Xavier and his mother have nothing but good to say about how LAOH takes care of kids. When Xavier first went to LAOH, he was seen by Dr. Mauricio Silva, Director of the Urgent Care Center. Dr. Silva evaluated Xavier’s finger, x-rayed and cast it, and within one hour the family was on their way. Xavier healed in a short time and went on to win a basketball championship.
Hilary Norton knows that over 50,000 times a year, kids are treated for orthopaedic conditions at LAOH without regard to ability to pay. Children receive world class treatment with work that is “done right and done fast,” says Norton. Patients are monitored so that every child who has a childhood injury can continue to play basketball or soccer, ride their bikes and continue to be followed by LAOH expert physicians – to ensure that they are able to function normally once they reach adulthood.
As both Hilary and Xavier say, “Thank you so much, Dr. Silva. Thank you, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital.”
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