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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to: Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare 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 regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Target demographics: We offer pediatric orthopaedic services to any child under the age of 18 in the Intermountain West and parts of Mexico, regardless of ability to pay.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 13,000

Geographic areas served: Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to: Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare 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 regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Programs: We provide world-class pediatric orthopaedic care including: surgical, outpatient, inpatient, therapy, wheelchair, orthotics and prosthetic, radiology and gait analysis services.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a patient from Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City and my experience there consisted of wonderful and positive, uplifting feelings! I have had 5 surgeries through the hospital and they have done incredible and amazing things! I am able to walk today because of my surgeries through Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City. The staff are incredibly kind and easy to talk with. From the kitchen to the front desk to the doctors and nurses, the staff at Shriners in Salt Lake City need to be recognized for their work with children. Their programs through the hospital are definitely something worth checking out as well. I’m a Patient Ambassador for the hospital and recently I had the opportunity to be apart of the Shrine Bowl with another Patient Ambassador. We were able to represent the hospital in Wyoming even though our actual hospital is in Utah. I am so blessed to know Shriners personally, to get the help I needed at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, and to represent the hospital as much as I can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriner's Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City has done so much for me! Throughout the years and my surgeries they have helped me develop my hip and even learn to walk. Now, I play sports and run all the time! Shriners is an amazing place and they help so many people just like they helped me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The comfort and relief you feel on your initial visit is amazing. They strive to make all children regardless of disability that they can do anything. They hold amazing events that allow the children to play and get to know each other and this helps the kids know tnat there are other kids like them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5


Shriners hospital has been helping my son for 15 years. He learned how to walk with the aid of foot and ankle orthotics.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say? WOW!!! I couldn't have hand picked better care for my daughter and my family. I am so blessed for all they have done for us. My daughter can walk, climb, jump and run thanks to the amazing care and love provided by Shriner's Hospital for Children - Salt Lake City. I love these people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our daughter has received care at Shriners SLC for the past 8 years. The staff cares about the children they serve and makes every effort to improve their lives. The total care Shriners provides is an ideal model for children who have complex needs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriners Hospital for Children has changed my life in ways I can't even explain. Since I was young, they have given me a sense of community and a feeling that yes, I was different, but yes, it's okay. I am an RBE amputee that, through Shriners, has had the opportunity to meet other amputees and get the prosthetics I need for little to no cost to my family. I absolutely adore Shriners and the work they do for kids like me

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been receiving care at Shriners Hospital, SLC for almost 9 years due to severe infantile scoliosis. Every person you encounter goes out of their way to make our experience is a great one. From surgeons, nurses and OR staff to volunteers, custodians and shuttle drivers, we have an incredible team looking out for us. The best part is that we don't ever have to decide to move forward with a specific treatment or not based off of cost. We know that we will get top notch care no matter our current financial situation and that truly means the world to us. Nobody should have to choose what's best for their child based off what they can afford. None of it would be possible without all the many volunteers and donors. Huge thank you to those who give in any capacity. We know we can't ever repay the help we've received but look forward to the day we can give back!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had such amazing experiences with Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City. Our daughter has received top quality care and always made to feel like the most important person in the world.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriners a hospital has been such a blessing to our family! The doctors, nurses and everyone on their staff is so kind, and loving! I can't thank them enough!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriner's hospitals for Children has blessed our lives in more ways than we can even describe. Not only have they helped to provide our son with all the resources necessary to keep him running and playing like other children, but they have also paired us up with other families like ours. This makes it possible for Easton to have interaction with other kids in a similar situation who are all excelling and living with no limits. What a great family to be a part of. The Shriner's Hospitals for Children-Salt Lake is truly like a family. We love everyone there and look forward to our visits!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been a part of the Shriners family for the past 14 years. Each year and sometimes more often my son receives a new and custom designed prosthetic. The prosthetic has allowed him to walk, play, jump, run, swim and ski just like every other kid. My son has no limitations or disabilities. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Shriners for keeping his dreams alive.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE SHRINERS & the Amazing Staff. So blessed.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriners hospital for children in Salt Lake City is amazing.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Shriners hospitals for children at the age of 14. I have congenital scoliosis along with a birth defect in the mid section of my spine. Shriners was accommodating, kind, and they make it feel like home! I saw doctor Santora for my scoliosis and asked him what my options were. Since my scoliosis is so progressive a brace wouldn't make a difference so my only option was surgery. I got the spinal fusion surgery which means I got 2 rods and 13 screws put into my spine! Spinal fusion is a pretty big surgery but the Shriners hospitals for children made it possible and gave me my life back. If I hadn't gotten the surgery I would have been in a wheelchair. I'm so grateful for everyone at the Shriners hospitals for children!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriners is by far the best at caring for the whole patient. From the check in/sign in to the nurses and doctors, to therapy and more. With the number of medical professionals our children require based on special needs, we have seen it all. Shriners rocks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City is a unique and amazing healthcare facility! The family oriented care has helped us adapt to the care needs of our daughter. Additionally, we have not found such caring and capable therapists and staff at any other facility. We highly recommend Shriners Hospital and plan to support their efforts however we can long after our daughter is grown.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Most of us think of hospitals as these awful places you never want to go to. But Shriners comes from a dream world.

When you walk through the big rotating doors you feel like you're entering this magical, sacred temple for children. The burdens of the real world no longer exist and you and your child are now being truly cared for.

The fact that it is completely free is of course an enormously important component to Shriners' success. Gone is the stress and worry of how to pay for what are complicated and increasingly expensive procedures.

My daughter's condition is Spina Bifida. It is degenerative. Our goals are always aimed at fighting what is ultimately an escalating and losing battle. Knowing that the costs will not increase for us as a family cannot be overemphasized.

When you work with the staff at Shriners, you can tell that they not only care about your child, but you sense that they are extremely good at what they do. They are clearly a cut above what you would experience on average at a typical hospital.

The professionals there have opinions and they are not afraid to share them with you and educate you on your options. But they are also open to other routes, taking into consideration the feelings and priorities of the family.

I've been particularly impressed with our daughter's physical therapist. Motivating a child to do things that are hard and may cause pain is a real gift from heaven. He's been incredible at helping her get excited about her work and teaching us parents how to do the same.

Because of my experience with this hospital I feel strongly that this is one of the best organizations in the world to donate one's time and money, and I've committed myself to do just that for the rest of my life.

1 Deserae D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

From the Physicians to the cafeteria staff, everyone here believes in the mission to help children reach their potential through top-notch medical care!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've never not wanted to come in to work each morning. I look forward to each day with excitement. I get in intermingle with the patient's. Because of their young ages, it's a joy to be able to work with kids. The people I work with are so WONDERFUL ... I would hate to have to transfer or work anywhere else. THE DOCTORS ROCK !!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff and volunteers are totally focused on the patients and their families.