Shriners Hospitals

Application Forms for Admission to a Shrine Hospital can be obtained by calling the Northern Alberta Shrine Centre in Edmonton during business hours at 780-482-6065. After hours leave your name and number on the voice mail and we’ll be pleased to call you back.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

From it’s founding in 1872, the Shrine supported various charities and philanthropies. In 1920, however, Shriners voted to found their own philanthropy – Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The first Shriners Hospital, in what would grow into an international network, was opened in Shreveport, LA in 1922. Today, Shriners Hospitals comprise 18 orthopedic hospitals; three burn hospitals, and one hospital providing orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care.

The 22 Shriners Hospitals – 20 in the United States and one each in Canada and Mexico – provide expert orthopedic and burn care to children absolutely free of charge. All children, up to their 18th birthday, may be eligible for treatment at a Shriners Hospital, if, in the opinion of the hospital’s chief of staff, the child has an orthopedic or burn condition that can be helped. Shriners Hospitals accept and treat children regardless of race, religion or relationship to a Shriner.

Shriners Hospitals are funded by contributions, bequests, income from the Shriners Hospitals endowment fund, each Shriners annual hospital assessment, and designate charitable fund-raising events. There is never a charge to the patient of patient’s family for any service or medical treatment provided by Shriners Hospitals.

Care beyond cost

We are committed to providing the best care for children in our specialty areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


We’ve treated orthopaedic conditions since the founding of our first hospital in 1922. With a large full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, we are able to provide customized care to each child.

Burn care

Since first treating burn survivors in the 1960s, we’ve pioneered some of the most significant advancements in burn care. We provide advanced care for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support.

Spinal cord injury

We were the first health care system in the country to develop spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers designed specifically for children. Our groundbreaking research has led to innovative treatment techniques, providing care that helps children lead a full, active and healthy life.

Care beyond cost

Our cleft lip and palate reconstruction program gives kids a reason to smile. Each treatment plan is crafted uniquely for the child by a team of experts working together to improve a child’s eating, breathing, communication, self-esteem and appearance.