Hospital Information

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. It’s how Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been Changing the World through Caring for Kids since 1922.

Orthopaedic Care:

Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been a leader in pediatric orthopaedic care since 1922. In fact, they have the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital anomalies and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.


The Shriners Hospitals for Children® specializing in burns have been leaders in pediatric burn care since opening in the 1960s. Patients receive treatment for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support. In addition, their pioneering efforts in burn research have led to tremendous advancements and innovations in this field.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation:

In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children® opened the nation’s first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for kids. Here, patients find a complete range of services needed in order to recover to the fullest extent possible. Researchers are engaged in studies that have advanced – and will continue to advance – treatment and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries.

Cleft Lip and Palate:

Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system’s treatment disciplines in 2005. Available multidisciplinary services include surgery, orthodontics, and hearing, speech and psychological therapies. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is committed to improving care for children with this condition through a comprehensive, coordinated program of clinical excellence.


Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to conducting innovative research to provide answers to complex medical difficulties affecting children. Contributions to the medical community not only benefit patients, but contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge for the care and treatment for a wide range of pediatric and adult conditions worldwide.


Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud of its role in medical education. In the past 20 years, more than 9,500 physicians have received residency education or postgraduate fellowship within the health care system. By maintaining relationships with more than 60 medical teaching facilities worldwide, Shriners Hospitals for Children® fosters an academic environment committed to providing high-quality medical care to all patients.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
  • This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex

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Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago  |  WEBSITE

is one of only six hospitals in the country to have a pediatric Hocoma Lokomat® on site. The system consists of a robotic walking device and a bodyweight support system used in combination with a treadmill to enable movement therapy in patients with neurological movement disorders and spinal cord injuries. The following are routine expenses for Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Chicago.

  • All prosthetic devices and repairs for one week: $12,000
  • Spinal implants for one child to sit and walk upright: $20,000
  • All orthotic devices and repairs for one month: $26,000
  • Cleft/Craniofacial team evaluations and clinic services for one month: $40,000
  • All surgeries for one day: $50,000
  • All hospital expenses for one day: $110,000

Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis  |  WEBSITE

was named by U.S. News as one of the top ten pediatric orthopeadic hospitals in America. The hospital is co-listed with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine due to their partnership in providing pediatric orthopeadics. Most of the physicians at Shriners Hospitals for Children® are faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine, and the two organizations partner together with St. Louis Children’s Hospital to provide innovative and collaborative care for children with orthopeadic conditions.

U.S. News invited 177 pediatric centers to complete the 95-page survey, which included across-the-board questions about nurse-topatient ratio and infection-reduction measures, as well as more specialty-specific data, such as pediatric orthopeadics. Clinical research, ability to prevent surgical complications, and overall infection prevention are among the factors that made up 75 percent of a hospital’s score. Most of the data came from a U.S. News survey of children’s hospitals. The other 25 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric orthopeadists surveyed in 2009, 2010, and 2011 recommended the hospital.