Shriners Children’s™ is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals.
With the first Hospital started in New Orleans in 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children is known as the World’s Greatest Philanthropy. Today, Shriners throughout the world continue to support the Hospitals by raising funds, assisting patient’s families with transportation, volunteering on hospital boards and much more.
Children from birth to age 18 receive expert specialty medical care at these hospitals, with no financial obligation to them or their families, thanks to the efforts of Shriners and other generous supporters. In addition, many Shriners Children’s™ facilities are engaged in medical research and are affiliated with the top academic medical institutions in North America.
The Fraternity and Hospitals are legally and financially separate. Each is audited independently. In addition, Temples are incorporated as chapters of the Fraternity and are audited individually.
Shriners Children’s™ is an international healthcare system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. The Hospitals focus on four specialized areas of care:
Orthopedic Care – medical and rehabilitative services for children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Burn Care – treatment for acute and non-acute burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Spinal Cord Injury – spinal cord injury rehabilitation specifically for children, offering some of the most advanced treatment in the country, with full range of services.
Cleft Lip and Palate Care – coordinated, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children with this condition.
Research – Shriners Children’s™ are dedicated to conducting innovative research for complex medical difficulties affecting children. Shriners 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.
Education – Shriners Children’s™ 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 healthcare system. By maintaining relationships with more than 60 medical teaching facilities worldwide, Shriners Children’s™ fosters an academic environment committed to providing high-quality medical care to all patients. For a more in-depth history and additional information on the Hospitals, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Built in 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, the Shriners Children’s™ — Canada is a bilingual, short term, acute care centre providing pediatric orthopaedic ultra-specialized care for complex disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), severe spinal and limb anomalies, reconstructive surgery, and rehabilitation. Children from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world have benefited from the hospital’s ground-breaking research and innovative treatments. The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research, and education and to ensuring patients and their families are treated in a caring, family-friendly environment.
The hospital is also present in communities across Canada thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics:
- Limb length discrepancy
- Scoliosis and spinal deformities
- Spasticity and cerebral palsy
- Hand conditions
- Chest wall anomalies
- Hip conditions
- Metabolic and heritable bone diseases
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Non-trauma sports injuries
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Upper extremity issues
- Limb malformation
- Plastic reconstruction or correction
- Botox for spasticity
With new clinics and services, patient volumes have been steadily increasing over the last 10 years.
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