This month, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma donated $25,000 to the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma to assist in the purchase of medical equipment for the facility. This is the 3rd consecutive year for MCFOK to provide grants to the Children’s Center.
In February of 2018, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma donated $25,000 to assist in the purchase of medical equipment. Another grant was given in December of 2018 to the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital for $100,000 to fund a special piece of medical equipment – a GE Lunar iDXA. This is a bone density scanner that provides data and images for assessing bone density, fracture risk, body composition and pediatric development. It delivers crisp, high resolution images of all skeletal sites, enhanced precision and a comfortable open design to accommodate patients of all sizes.
Darin Brannan, MD, at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital said, “Caring for children with complex medical conditions requires a comprehensive approach. One essential area is assessing bone health. We have had our current GE Lunar iDXA for about 13 years and during that time we have been able to evaluate and manage several hundred children with low bone mineral density. This new machine will allow us to continue providing this essential service to children with complex medical conditions, but will also allow us to expand this service for children starting at 2 years of age. In addition, this machine also allows for the assessment of total body composition (lean and fat body mass), which can be quite beneficial as part of a broader assessment of a patient’s nutritional state.”
We are so proud to provide support to The Children’s Center as they continue working to improve the lives of our Oklahoma children. To learn more about The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit www.miracleshappenhere.org.