The Campaign to Renovate and Expand Schreiber
In 1936, our hero Edna Schreiber began helping children and adults stricken with polio relearn to walk. What began as one woman’s calling has become a world-class therapeutic treatment center. One thing has remained constant for 87 years: The work by our therapists is where miracles happen every day.
In October 2022, Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development launched its $12.4 million Where Heroes are Made Capital campaign with three goals in mind:
- Bring all of Schreiber’s services together under one roof with a new three-story addition.
- Renovate our existing facility to enhance and optimize existing treatment space to reduce our existing 500+ person waiting list.
- Build our endowment to sustain Schreiber’s offerings long-term.
As we did in 1936, Schreiber continues to treat children across our region regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Revenue from program services – primarily reimbursements from Medicaid for therapy sessions – provides the lion’s share of our operating budget. They do not nearly cover all of our costs. The services Schreiber provides receive the lowest reimbursement rates on the Medicaid fee schedule. With nearly 95 percent of the children, we see covered by Medicaid (regardless of parents’ income), Schreiber spends $74 more than we are paid for every hour of service. That means, every time our therapists help a child walk, speak or learn to hold their mom or dad’s hand, Schreiber loses money.
Fortunately, our community consistently steps up to fill that gap each year. We are incredibly grateful to all those who have made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and families who depend on Schreiber.
To maximize therapy revenue and reduce our current 500+ wait list, we must operate even more efficiently. A larger renovated facility will make those improvements possible and allow Schreiber to continue providing these essential services – to be a place where heroes are made.
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