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.
I am fully aware of the Shriner's work and devotion to those in need. They are truly caring folks whose only reward is to volunteer their time and help in any way they can. They are not out to make money! I don't have time to write a long review, but I agree wholeheartedly with Fujibob's review. I couldn't have said it any better.
I HAVE BEEN TO 3 OF THE 22 SHC,THE SHRINERS TOOK ME FOR A TOUR OF THE HOSPITALS.I TALKED TO KIDS AND THEY PARENTS,I HEARD NOT 1 BAD THING.THEY ALL LOVED THE HOSPITAL AND STAFF.I ALSO GOTO THE CIRCUS,FAIR AND OTHER FUNDRISERS,ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THEM DO NOT GET PAID,I HAVE STARTED TO HELP AT THE FUNDRISERS.IF YOU GOTO THE SHC YOU WILL GOTO TO A FUNDRISER OR THE CIRCUS AND SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A GREAT ORGANIZTION.