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Patient Programs

Our Care Extends Beyond Our Walls

At Shriners Children's Spokane, our team is committed to caring for the overall health and well-being of our patients. This includes their minds as well as their bodies. In that spirit, we offer a wide variety of programs and camps.

Our extensive patient programs give children the opportunity to participate in enjoyable activities to brighten their stay and in camps that can help them return to their communities more active and confident.

Shriners Children's partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their overall potential inside and outside of the hospital. Your nurse or care coordinator can direct you to opportunities in the community.

Patient Ambassador Program

Current and former patients come together in our Patient Ambassador Program as champions for our program. Not only do they serve as positive role models in their community, but they also donate their time and energy to promoting our medical center as well as the Shriners fraternity.<

Your willingness to share your Shriners Children’s Spokane story is a powerful way to make a difference. Take full advantage of the resources and opportunities offered by the program.

For more information, email Marketing and Communications Coordinator Jen York,

Teen Group

Teen group is for local teens between the ages 14–18 who are patients of Shriners Children's and are in eighth grade or high school. Participants get together to build relationships, learn new skills, and participate in fun activities. Parents also have the opportunity to meet and learn from each other and help their children be more independent following high school. For more information, please give us a call.

On-site Public School

Learning never stops. For those children who anticipate missing at least four weeks of school during the school year, an education plan can be made available. Feel free to discuss any academic concerns you have regarding your child with your care coordinator, the nursing staff or a member of the recreational therapy department.

Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life

Therapeutic recreation and child life specialists come together in the Central Activity Area to facilitate structured and unstructured play each day. To learn more, read about our Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life program.

Pet Therapy

Animals registered as Shriners Children’s pet therapy volunteers provide comfort and affection. Through the Assisted Therapy program, furry canine friends come by to visit with the patients on a regular basis. These dogs are trained and certified through Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Program. They have had behavioral testing, veterinary exams and are accompanied by their owner/trainer. Contact the recreational therapy staff to learn more.

Learn more about our Pet Therapy Program.

We have a facility dog who is a part of our staff! Meet Ginny!

College Scholarship Opportunity

El Katif Shrine Chapter in Spokane, Washington, has an opportunity available for patients from Shriners Children’s Spokane to apply for a college scholarship.

Background: The Grace E. and Daniel W. Patrick Scholarship fund was established by the Patrick Estate to be used specifically for use towards scholarships for those who have been patients of Shriners Children’s Spokane. The Patrick Scholarship fund is managed and administered by the El Katif Shrine Board of Directors.

  • Applicants must be at least a senior in high school and enrolling in college, technical school or a vocational school.
  • Applicants can be part-time or full-time students.
  • These scholarships are awarded annually. The application period is open from January 1 through March 31 of each year.

Download Application

Applications must be completed, printed and sent via USPS to:

El Katif Shrine
(Attn: Patrick Scholarship)
7217 Westbow Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99224

Please click here for further details and application requirements.

Therapy dog Ginny with service vest on

Shriners Children's Spokane offers a wide variety of programs and services that cater to the overall health and well-being of our patients and their families. View all patient programs and services offered by Shriners Children's.

We’re always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay or insurance status.