Ternium, a leading steel production company in Latin America and the United States, demonstrates its commitment to help the community through actions that have a positive impact.
With the goal of helping families who seek medical care for children, Ternium donated $15,000 to Shriners Hospital for Children located in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Shriners Hospital for Children is a non-profit organization that offers medical care for children regardless of a family's possibility to pay.
Bianca Rachlin, Human Resources Analyst at Ternium is proud to hand over this check and support Shriner’s Children Hospital in their commitment to ensuring the children thrive at home, school and in their community.
Nahuel Arboiro, Human Resources Manager at Ternium, said, “This hospital was a great choice, the moment you step into the hospital you can tell how they care about their patients and their families, and it was a great opportunity for us to be able to support our community.”
“Your donation allows our children to be able to do their job, which is play. It will be well used so that we can take care of our kids and give them that experience that only they can get here at Shriners Hospital for Children,” said Tawana Harris-Glover, Nurse Executive and Director of Patient Care Services.
Shriners Hospital for Children offers care for a range of orthopedic issues, as well as medical care for burn injuries, craniofacial conditions, spine care and spinal cord injuries, colorectal and gastrointestinal care, and sports medicine. Their experienced, innovative, and dedicated teams work together to provide treatment to help each patient meet their goals and reach their full potential.
Jennifer Martin, Director of Development explained: “we are an orthopedic and cleft lip and palate hospital for children from birth to age 18. We are the very first hospital in the country for Shriners Health System, and we are still in the very same location that we opened in 1922. We do orthopedic surgery related to cerebral palsy and spinal bifida and limb deficiencies. We have a great prosthetics and orthotics department who help with bracing and prosthetics for children who are missing limbs. We also have a great cleft lip and palate program.”
In 1922, thousands gathered to witness the placing of the cornerstone of the first Shriners Children’s hospital, in Shreveport, Louisiana. What began as a single hospital is now a world-renowned and beloved healthcare system with locations in three countries. In addition, outreach programs help Shriners Children provide hope and healing to more children in more places.
Melissa Creel, who works at Accounts Payable at Ternium, shared her personal experience.. “Shriners actually means a lot to me and my family. Both of my children are patients here. My little girl has a cleft lip and palate, and my little boy was born with a cleft lip. We have been patients here since 2018, and you just won’t find the quality of care and kindness that you can find here at Shriners. It truly is an awesome organization here for the children and for the community and for families who must travel. The fact that I work for a company that truly cares about the community makes me extremely proud. You just don’t find that in today’s times. So, it’s very special, and I truly love what I do and where I work and what they stand for.”