Patient and Family Experience


Shriners Hospitals for Children strives to deliver an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Our caregivers provide the highest quality and compassionate care to children with specialized healthcare needs. We have been nationally recognized by Press Ganey Associates for excellence in patient satisfaction. We consistently rank in the top percentile among pediatric facilities for patient and family satisfaction. 

National ranking

Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is ranked as one of the nation’s elite providers of pediatric orthopaedic and urology care by U.S. News & World Report.

In its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Northern California Shriners Hospital as a top provider of pediatric specialty care in conjunction with the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. 

Award for best childrens hospital for urology

Award for best childrens hospital for orthopedics

Hospital accreditation

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the Joint Commission and distinguished by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a verified pediatric burn center.

Designated Rehabilitation Facility

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is designated by the State of California as a Rehabilitation Facility that meets all standards required by the Systems of Care Division of the California Children’s Services (CCS). The Rehabilitation Facility designation is granted to those organizations that demonstrate excellent multidisciplinary care, including ongoing assessments, plans and documented follow-up for patients and families.

CCS Special Care Center for Colorectal and Urology Care

California Children’s Services (CCS) approved  Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California as a Colorectal and Urology Special Care Center (SCC). This recognition distinguishes Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California’s Pediatric Colorectal Center as a destination for outstanding pediatric colorectal care in the state of California.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is the first and only pediatric hospital in the state of California to have this designation


Donations support the hospital in its mission to transform the lives of children through treatment, teaching and research.


  • Distinguished by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a verified pediatric burn center.
  • Distinguished as the region’s most active and most noted pediatric burn center.
  • Fully accredited by the Joint Commission.


Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a short assessment on pain, mobility and upper extremity function to help better assess a patient’s chronic condition. PROMIS allows physicians to see what the patient is experiencing with regards to pain, function, mobility, and feelings. It is done through a series of questions that get developed into a T- score for each category.


The Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (IPRM) at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is home to a collaborative research program devoted to bringing discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Integrated basic science and clinical research studies are focused on tissue regeneration of skin, the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

What our patients and families are saying about us:

“We’ve had multiple hospital stays with our son at other hospitals. This was, by far, from beginning to end, THE BEST!”   – November 2016

“I can’t praise the hospital or staff enough. I feel so blessed that my daughter is able to receive treatment here. Every touch point blew my mind, everyone was so caring and everything seemed so thought out. I strongly recommend this hospital, and have been encouraging anyone that will listen to donate to the hospital. I can’t say thank you enough!” — February 2017

“Shriners Hospital was truly an amazing experience for myself and my child. Everything was so organized and we were out in less than 3 hours. The flow between departments was seamless.” — February 2017