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Shriners Children’s Earns a Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

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Shriners Children’s, one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty healthcare systems in the world, is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

This rating designates Shriners Children’s as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the healthcare system is using its donations effectively, based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Since opening its first hospital in 1922, Shriners Children’s has made it their mission to improve the lives of children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay or insurance status. Over the last century, Shriners Children’s has treated more than 1.5 million children from over 170 countries. Today, their locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, along with outreach clinics held all over the world, provide innovative care for children with a range of orthopedic issues, burn injuries, craniofacial conditions, spine conditions, spinal cord injuries, colorectal and gastrointestinal conditions, and sports medicine needs.

“We are delighted to provide Shriners Children’s with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Shriners Children’s is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons. Two objectives drive their approach to rating charities: helping donors and celebrating the work of charities.

“We are proud to receive another Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator,” said Stuart Sullivan, chief philanthropy officer for Shriners Children’s. “This distinction is further validation that our supporters can trust Shriners Children’s commitment to good governance and financial health, and feel empowered knowing they are making an impactful difference in the lives of children around the world.”

Shriners Children’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

Contact: Ashley Ozols-Thomas, Shriners Children's, 813-499-4273 or

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