Shriners Hospitals for Children

Rating: 4.4 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: PO Box 31356 Tampa FL 33631 USA

Mission: 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 or family, and without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect.
Programs: Shriners Hospitals for Children specializes in treating children with orthopaedic conditions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. This includes treating conditions and injuries like scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, club foot, missing, amputated, or deficient limbs; burns; spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate.Shriners Hospitals for Children also specializes in research and education in the pediatric orthopaedic, burn and spinal cord injury fields.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Both of our children have a form of MD and required surgery. The Shriners hospital in Greenville SC was there every step of the way from the surgeries through recovery. If I came into money they would receive the majority of it. They have assisted in giving my kids normalcy. We cannot thank them enough.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them larger and more available to kids. People must be bussed in that live too far away and only one parent is allowed to stay with the child making it very hard on the one who must leave.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son was treated in Sacramento, CA for a bone cyst when he was 10. We didn't have insurance at the time and our doctor suggested the Shriners Hospital. They were awesome! The workers and volunteers were friendly and professional. All seemed to know how important and good their work is. That was 9 years ago and the memory is still very vivid. We now support them and urge others to do so also.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son was treated at the Hospital in Chicago. Our sponsoring Shriner club in South Dakota provided travel from our town to the airport in Omaha, airline and taxi fares for one parent and our son, and hotel stays. When both parents wanted to go, they provided travel to the airport for all of us and we only had to pay for one airline ticket. The Shriner's club clearly explained the policies about funding and that one parent could stay in the hospital while our son was in the hospital. This was fair and very generous. Our son underwent surgery that was only available by an inexperienced surgeon near our home. The Chicago surgeon was extremely experienced in this particular surgery and all went well. I can't say enough about the quality of care, professionalism, and the kindness with which we were treated by everyone involved.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

SHINERS HOSPITAL IN GALVESTON TEXAS SUCK. i know Shriners is noted for being top notch and for the kids. maybe they are and My 5 year old daughter was burnt from wast down and my daughter is well tended, but they have put my family through hell. we were in Tulsa hospital and they should have sent us to Springfield Missouri burn unit. great unit. and 3 hours from my home. instead a shiners jumped on us and told us our family would be taken care of, room and food provided and put us through a 10 hour long ambulance drive of hell. once we got here, my child was tended well but my family (a 2 year old, 13 year old and 22 year old son) were kicked out. they couldnt even stay in the lobby over night. we were told food would be provided yet i have receipts where we have had to pay. i had to get a hold of the liar shriners who told us we all would be taken care of and ask him to help us get a motel and he got mad because he had to put us up and only wanted to do one night. so now im paying for the extra nights. so another lie. we were told 2 people could be in the room over night so dad and my 13 year old were going to, and when it came time to eat they then threw a fit about feeding her AND kicked her out because NOW it has to be just a parent in the room. we have been treated like we should tie the kids up to the bumper of the truck over night, and if we had of done that to a dog we would get a citation. some one made a buck off of this "charity" offer and we have had to pay our way all the way. and tell me if its such charity, why did they need her insurance card? yeah - give me Joyners Hospital any day. so so sick of someone making a buck off of our pain

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Shriners Hospitals provided me with 3 orthopedic surgeries, free of charge. While the treatment was free, I sacrificed nothing for quality of care. I had subsequent treatments for other issues at other hospitals in the Seattle area, none of which were as successful as the ones performed at Shriners, Portland. I was always warmly welcomed, treated fairly and honestly, and I always felt safe in Shriners. They provided counseling for my parents during my treatment, while giving me many of the tools I needed to overcome my obstacles post-surgery. I would not recommend ANY children's hospital above Shriners.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Shriners Hospital, Portland Oregon

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Speed up wait time for routine appointments, build a hospital closer to my home in Seattle.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

My father is a Mason, my grandfather was a Shriner.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This hospital provided me with reconstructive care that put me on the path to recovery, and being able to walk without aid.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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