Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA to Open First U.S. Hospital Specifically for Down Syndrome Patients

David Lejeune, President of Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA, announcing the building of a hospital for Down syndrome patients.

We are looking forward to accepting the challenge – which will be, if God wants and with your help, to launch within a three-year period, the first hospital for children and adults with Downs in the United States of America.

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA has announced its plan to open a hospital in the United States dedicated to caring for Down syndrome patients. Within a three-year timeframe, the organization hopes to open the hospital doors, becoming the first-ever hospital in the United States to specialize in the care and treatment of both adults and children with Down syndrome.

While this hospital will be the first of its kind in the U.S., the Jerome Lejeune Foundation already has this type of operation and experience in France. The Jerome Lejeune Institute in France is the Jerome Lejeune Foundation’s specialized hospital, offering unique consultation to patients with intellectual disabilities of genetic origin, throughout the patient’s life.

The US-based hospital will be modeled after the Jerome Lejeune Institute in France which offers multidisciplinary health care, meeting not only the patient’s medical and therapeutic needs, but additional needs such as dietary, speech, and psychological needs. This unique medical consultation with geneticists, pediatricians, neuro-pediatricians or geriatricians is often supplemented with paramedical consultation, as well as blood samples or second-intention medical consultations with a neurologist, psychiatrist or orthopedist.

By housing a diverse range of medical specialists, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA aims to provide the most holistic…

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