We're committed to providing individual attention, compassion and care to help children pursue their dreams and thrive as adults.
That's why we develop carefully considered, individual care plans focused on each child's unique needs and long-term well-being. A key part of that care plan is our specialized, multidisciplinary care team – the physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff who will support your child along his or her journey. Your care team will take a collaborative, family-centered approach to treatment, and you'll be involved every step of the way.
We take the time to build a relationship with each child and their family, understanding their interests and goals, helping them develop self-esteem, and encouraging them to have faith in their dreams. And we often go beyond medical care to make those dreams come true. We encourage children to actively pursue their interests and provide information on programs they might enjoy, such as special summer and winter camps, the Patient Ambassador program, and adaptive sports opportunities – modifying an existing program to fit a child’s individual needs. Through these efforts, we help children gain the confidence to become active participants in their schools and communities.
At Shriners Children's, we never stop looking for ways to enhance the quality of life for children. Many of our patients come to us after the family has been told that nothing can be done for the child. We're here to prove otherwise. Our entire team is committed to finding ways to improve children's lives and give them the resources and determination to succeed.
In addition to building meaningful relationships with a child, our personalized approach includes partnering with their family. We'll guide you through the process, explaining the complexities and implications of your child's medical condition, reviewing all of your options, and providing you with helpful resources, so you can make the best decisions for your child's health. And then, we stay in touch as your child gets older, to address any changing needs.
We're always looking for ways to enhance quality of life for children. From pioneering research and medical treatments to forming connections that build their confidence, we are committed to helping children overcome their challenges and move forward with grace and strength.
Some have said that Shriners Children's perform miracles. It’s not that the care provided – whether it be any of a range of therapies, a surgical intervention, or creation of a prosthetic or orthotic device – is a miracle. It’s that our staff doesn’t give up, believes improvement is possible, knows what kind of treatment to offer, and spends the time and effort necessary for each patient.
Read How We're Helping Our Patients
We are committed to giving each patient our full attention, supporting their goals and dreams and doing all we can to ensure they receive the care needed to have a full, productive life. Here are a few patient stories that demonstrate this commitment.
Personalized Care Across Generations
A Long-term Relationship with Lasting Impact
Patient Services & Resources
Research at Shriners Children's
We're always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
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