Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Cincinnati

Receives Cleft Palate Team Designation

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Cincinnati has received the prestigious designation by the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association as a Cleft Palate Team.

Facial clefts and palate conditions are among the most common birth defects in the United States and, despite this frequency, care for patients with cleft lip and palate can be difficult to obtain.

Every child born with a cleft lip and palate will need a wide range of services depending on the severity of the case and the degree of disfigurement. To correct even the simplest cleft lip or palate, a child will need surgery for the initial lip repair, and may need surgery in the future for insertion of ear tubes, nose revisions, bone grafts, and lip revisions after facials growth is complete.

The Story of the Newsome Twosome

It was a bittersweet moment when we were told our boys would both be born with a cleft. The day after our sweet boys were born, I posted on Facebook and announced to everyone that the boys were born with a cleft lip and one also had a cleft palate. Once I made the post, a friend’s brother, who is a Shriner, saw it and immediately said. “Shriners Hospitals for Children® can help.” He met me at the hospital, we filed out the paperwork and the rest – is history! We arrived in Cincinnati just a few months later. The staff was amazing! They made what was a very difficult time so much easier. We can never truly thanks Shriners and Shriners Hositals for Children® for all they have done. Words and even actions will never be able to show the world the change they have made by providing our sweet boys with a better quality of life!

– Barbie Newsome Mother of Ty and Colton

Conditions Treated at the Cincinnati Hospital

  • Burn injuries
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Burn reconstruction & rehabilitation

  • Congenital ear deformities
  • Congenital hairy nevus (large birthmarks)
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Bracchial plexus injuries (nerve damage affecting upper extremities)
  • Congenital hand malformations
  • Gynecomastia (abnormal breast development in teenage boys)
  • Congenital breast deformities
  • Hidradenitis (chronic sweat gland disorder)
  • Post trauma deformities (treadmill injuries, dog bites, lawnmower accidents)

  • Purpura Fulminans
  • Necrotizing skin infections & Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Port wine stains

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