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Changing the World through Caring for Kids
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. It’s how Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been Changing the World through Caring for Kids since 1922.
Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children®, if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Admission is based solely on a child’s medical needs.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been a leader in pediatric orthopaedic care since 1922. In fact, we have the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital anomalies and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children® specializing in burns have been leaders in pediatric burn care since opening in the 1960s. Patients receive treatment for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support. In addition, our pioneering efforts in burn research have led to tremendous advancements and innovations in this field.
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children® opened the nation’s first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for kids. Here, patients find a complete range of services needed in order to recover to the fullest extent possible. Our researchers are engaged in studies that have advanced – and will continue to advance – treatment and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system’s treatment disciplines in 2005. Available multidisciplinary services include surgery, orthodontics, and hearing, speech and psychological therapies. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is committed to improving care for children with this condition through a comprehensive, coordinated program of clinical excellence.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to conducting innovative research to provide answers to complex medical difficulties affecting children. Shriners Hospitals for Children®’s contributions to the medical community not only benefit our patients, but contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge for the care and treatment for a wide range of pediatric and adult conditions worldwide.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud of its role in medical education. In the past 20 years, more than 8,000 physicians have received residency education or postgraduate fellowship within the health care system. By maintaining relationships with more than 60 medical teaching facilities worldwide, Shriners Hospitals for Children® fosters an academic environment committed to providing high-quality medical care to all patients.
Traditionally, SHCs have been funded by Shriners, Shriners activities. More and more however, the needs are growing faster than Shriners can support the system. Community partners and members are asking to get involved to help pursue the high level of care that is given in these hospitals.