Campbell Clinic honored for service to Children's Special Services Orthopaedic Clinic for 35 years of service
Celebrating 35 Years of Service
Campbell Clinic recently celebrated 35 years of service at the Shelby County Health Department Children's Special Services Orthopaedic Clinic, which is dedicated to serving children with special healthcare needs. Other UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Campbell physicians serving the clinic through the years are; Drs. James Beaty (Professor), Terry Canale (Harold B. Boyd Professor and Chair), Jeffrey Sawyer (Associate Professor), and William Warner (Professor).
Campbell Clinic was recognized recently for 35 years of service at the Shelby County Health Department-Children's Special Services Orthopaedic Clinic.
"Our continued service to this organization is part of our commitment organization is part of our commitment to community outreach," says Dr. James Beaty, Professor, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, and previous Chief of Staff.
"Dr. Al Ingram, Professor and Chair Emeritus, ran the special services clinic for more than 20 years. I inherited it from him in 1984, and all of the Campbell Clinic pediatric orthopaedists have carried on the tradition."
Campbell physicians, residents, and fellows staff special clinics for children and adults at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, the Memphis Regional Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, as well as a Mississippi-Arkansas children's clinic.
Patients of the Children's Special Services Orthopaedic Clinic at the County Health Department will now be seen at LeBonheur Children's Hospital. "We'll go wherever the kids need us," said Dr. Derek Kelly, pediatric surgeon with Campbell Clinic, who has worked with these children for the past 3 years. "We're dedicated to continuing to serve them".
Alvin J. Ingram, MD
Dr. Ingram was raised in Jackson, Tennessee, and received his B.S. M.S., and M.D degrees from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. After two fellowships at Campbell, he joined the staff in 1947 as a pediatric surgeon and served as chief of staff from 1969 to 1976. He retired in 1983.
A World War II Army veteran, Dr. Ingram was the only orthopaedist in a group of physicians who were invited by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 to tour the active field hospital in Vietnam. Dr. Ingram served as President of many organizations including Orthopaedic Society, American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Among his honors, Dr. Ingram was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Tennessee, Memphis; Distinguished Southern Surgeon Award from the Southern Orthopaedic Association; and the Pioneer Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Ingram died in 1999.
Charity Care Enriches Lives of Children
It's eight o'clock in the morning, but the children who line the clinic walls aren't complaining. They're waiting to see Campbell Clinic orthopaedist Dr. Bill Warner. Dr. Warner, along with two orthopaedic residents from the Campbell's training program, staff monthly specialty clinics in Memphis for indigent children with traumatic injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and scoliosis. Seeing approximately 75 to 100 patients each month, Dr. Warner treats those needing surgery at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, with follow-up in the monthly clinics.
Without Dr. Warner's commitment to this program, these children would not have access to orthopaedic care, and many would be severely incapacitated by their deformities. Straightening of a scoliotic spine, correction of clubfoot deformities, straightening of legs severely bowed by rickets, muscle transfers to improve motion and strength in a palsied extremity all greatly improve the quality of life for these patients, often resulting in an active, happy child, a high-school graduate, and an independent employee. Dr. Warner makes quarterly trips to Children's Special Services Clinic in Tupelo where he will see approximately 60 indigent children with congenital limb deformities, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, congenital hip dislocations, and a variety of other musculoskeletal problems. This clinic, and a twice-yearly one in Clarksdale, are also part of the outreach program provided for patients who have no insurance or other resources.
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