Shriners International is an international fraternity of more than 340,000 members throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Panama. 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, cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children has been changing the world through caring for kids since 1922.

Eligibility
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.

Orthopaedic Care
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.

Burns
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.

Research
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.

Education
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.

See the Shriners Hospitals for Children website for more information about specific Shriners Hospitals or contact us by telephone - 816.923.1319.
  • Shriners Hospitals - Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.
 
Orthopaedic Hospitals: Shreveport, 1922; Honolulu, 1923; Twin Cities, 1923; San Francisco, 1923 (relocated to Sacramento in 1997); Portland, 1924; St. Louis, 1924; Spokane, 1924; Salt Lake City, 1925; Montreal, 1925; Springfield, 1925; Chicago, 1926; Philadelphia, 1926; Lexington, 1926; Greenville, 1927; Mexico City, 1945; Houston, 1952; Los Angeles, 1952; Erie, 1967; Tampa, 1985; Sacramento, 1997.

Burn Institutes: Galveston, 1963; Cincinnati, 1964; Boston 1964, Sacramento

Our newest Hospital in Sacramento, California, provides orthopaedic, burn and spinal cord injury care and serves as the Shrine’s primary burn treatment center in the western United States.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Tournament - This annual PGA golf tournament attracts many of golfs brightest stars and highlights the Shriners Hospitals for Children each Fall in Las Vegas.
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