At Shriners Children's, we are committed to reaching as many children as possible, wherever they may live, and offering them our unique, patient-centered, wrap-around care.
For most of its history, our health care system has been known as Shriners Hospitals for Children. As we adapt to current nationwide trends in health care, especially the emphasis on outpatient care, and some locations become clinics or outpatient centers, we have introduced the phrase "Shriners Children's." It is shorter and more definitive - clearly stating who we are and what we care about. We are Shriners and our commitment is to Children. In today's fast-paced world, this short phrase helps to succinctly and clearly define us.
Since opening our first hospital in 1922, we have been devoted to providing high-quality specialty medical care to the children and families who come to us, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. A century later, our commitment hasn't changed - only expanded.
Our three-part mission has one goal: to change and improve lives. We do this by caring for our patients, conducting research to gain knowledge and develop new treatments, and providing educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
The Anah Shriners of Bangor, Maine work year long to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, MA and Boston, MA. The Shriners Hospital for Children - Springfield focuses on children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases, as well as cleft lip and palates. The Shriner Hospital for Children - Boston specializes in pediatric surgical care including treatment of children with severe burn injuries and complex skin conditions.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a highly specialized pediatric surgical care hospital located in downtown Boston and is considered one of the world's preeminent hospitals in the treatment of children with severe burn injuries and complex skin conditions. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and verified by a joint program of the American Burns Association and the American College of Surgeons, Shriners Hospitals for Children meets all of the demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services to ensure the best possible outcomes evidenced by scientific empirical data from a fifteen year multi-center benchmarking outcomes study. All members of our staff, from surgeons, nurses and therapists to our researchers, psychiatrists, and nutritionists are dedicated to providing the highest quality care with the best outcomes in a family centered environment.