Noreen Minder is the Director of Urgent Care at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH). As such, she has first-hand knowledge about what a child and his or her parent(s) go through when they arrive at the Urgent Care.
Typically, the child is in a great deal of pain and is immediately evaluated for the level of care needed. As directed by the LAOH Urgent Care physician on duty, the child is x-rayed so that the physician can determine if the child needs a splint, a cast, further orthopaedic evaluation, or even possible surgery which would take place at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Most often, the child will leave LAOH Urgent Care with a cast and the extremity fixed.
As a mother, Noreen is familiar with the many stages a child goes through in growing, but she believes she has not had to experience the level of care needed by many of the families who come through LAOH Urgent Care. Noreen and her staff work to assure parents that their child is receiving the best care possible – which is easy to see from the dedicated and talented LAOH staff.
Noreen cannot say enough about how lucky she is to come to a job every day where there are so many great people working together – whether in Urgent Care, the LAOH Clinic, Physical Therapy, or Administration and the Foundation. All of the staff at LAOH helps to make a difference in each child’s life and the life of the parent. “It is very rewarding.”
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