The Shrine’s charitable arm is the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of twenty-two hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It was originally formed to treat young victims of polio, but as that disease was controlled, they broadened their scope. They now deal with orthopedic care, burn treatment, cleft lip and palate care and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. All treatment offered at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children is offered without any financial obligation to patients and their families, and there is no requirement for religion, race, or relationship to a Shriner. Patients must be under the age of eighteen and treatable.
On March 27, 2013, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities (SHC-TWI) announced it is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (MCCN).
ABOUT SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals focus on four specialized areas of care:
Orthopedic Care – medical and rehabilitative services for children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuro musculoskeletal system.
Burn Care – treatment for acute and non-acute burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support.
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.
Learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children by visiting www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
- Arthrogryposis (stiff joints)
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Bow Leg (genu varum)
- Cerebral Palsy (orthopedic Problems)
- Clubfoot and Congenital Deformities of Lower Extremities
- Congenital Deformities of the hand & upper Extremities
- Hand Deformities
- Hip Disorders (developmental hip dysplasia)
- In-Toeing (Tibial torsion, femoral anteversion)
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knock Knees (genu valgum)
- Leg Calve Perthes Disease
- Limb Deficiency & Prosthetics
- Limb Length Discrepancies
- Metabolic Bone Disease (rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta )
- Neuromuscular Disorders (muscular dystrophy, SMA,CMT)
- Spinal Abnormalities (scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis)
- Specialized Plastic Surgery (birth marks, ear abnormalities, Hairy nevus,scar revision)
- Spina Bifida / Myelodysplasia
- Sport injuries & fractures (non-emergent)