Comprising of 22 hospitals, the Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system which strives to improve the lives of children on many levels. They have been making a difference in the world since 1922. They offer state-of-the art research, specialty care focusing on pediatrics, and provide medical professionals excellent teaching and learning programs. Regardless of a family’s income level and ability or inability to pay, children ages 0 to age 18 are provided with much needed care. Those who are eligible to receive treatment regardless of ability to pay are thoe who suffer spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic conditions, burns, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals strives to gain valuable research based on innovative techniques and methods in order to provide the answers to the many complicated medical issues that children face. Shriners Hospitals for Children benefits their patients as well as provides medical care, medical treatment, and medical knowledge for a variety of adult and pediatric conditions. Thus, they contribute to the world.