The Cleft & Craniofacial Team at St. Mary's Hospital

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We are pleased to announce that the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s has received the national distinction of receiving the full approval by the Commission on Approval of Teams of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation(ACPA-CPF)! The purpose of the commission is to assure patients and families that the teams to which they are referred meet the standards for teams as set forth by the ACPA-CPF.

Our Mission
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, multidisciplinary and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial conditions. We are committed to diagnosing and treating your child as they develop and grow throughout every developmental stage. We hold our treatment standards to the highest possible level. Each health care provider is dedicated to using science and evidence-based research as a foundation for clinical decisions in the treatment of our patients. We are equally committed to treating your child with the highest compassion and supporting you throughout the entire process.

Craniofacial Conditions
• Cleft lip and palate
• Positional plagiocephaly
• Velopharyngeal insufficiency
• Craniosynostosis
• Pierre Robin sequence
• Ectodermal dysplasia
• Hemifacial microsomia
• Treacher Collins syndrome
• Apert syndrome
• Crouzon syndrome

Craniofacial Treatments
• Audiology
• Case Management
• Child Life Specialist 
• Dermatology 
• Developmental assessment 
• Feeding and speech therapy
• Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and prosthodontics
• Neurosurgery
• Ophthalmology
• Oral & maxillofacial surgery 
• Otolaryngology (ENT)
• Pediatric dentistry
• Plastic & craniofacial surgery
• Prenatal Counseling
• Psychology

Our Team
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s represents a group of specialists dedicated to delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary, individualized care to patients with cleft lip and palate as well as other craniofacial differences. Under the leadership of Dr. Isaac L. Wornom, III, past president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), a unique team has been created. Our team consists of hand-picked, pioneering specialists in surgery, dentistry, speech therapy and psychology to name a few.

St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital offers an extensive variety of pediatric services. The pediatric (PICU) and neonatal (NICU) critical care units offer state-of-the-art technology while delivering compassionate care. The surgical and radiological suites are prepared to take care of your child while offering the latest treatments. We will coordinate everything for you. Our dedicated coordinator, Linda Shait, will be there every step of the way.

Linda Shait, RN, BSN
Pediatric Specialty Care Coordinator
tel: 804 287-7396 fax: 804 287-7722

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