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The Shriners

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children to:

Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, and certain other special health care needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals.

conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without cost to the patient of family, and without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or sect.


About the Shriners Hospitals

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 hospitals across North America that provide excellent, no-cost medical care to children with orthopaedic problems and burn injuries. There are 18 Shriners Hospitals providing orthopaedic care, three providing burn care, and one providing orthopaedic and burn care. Additionally, three Shriners Hospitals provide rehabilitative care to children with spinal cord injuries.

Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals have been helping children free of charge There is never a charge to the patient or family, and no insurance monies or U.S. government funds (federal, state or local) are used for any of the medical care or services provided by Shriners Hospitals.

Admission to a Shriners Hospital is based on medical need. Children from infancy to their 18th birthday are eligible for admission to a Shriners Hospital if treatment would benefit the child. Applications may be obtained by calling 1-800-237-5055 in the United States, or in Canada call 1-800-361-7256. All calls are toll-free.