|Stony Creek No. 5 F. & A.M.
Supports The Shriners Hospitals For Children
|To see a video about the Shriners Hospitals,
please watch below.
|For Burn Awareness,
Shriners Hospitals for children is a network of pediatric speciality hospitals, founded by the Shrine, where children under the
age of 18 receive excellent medical care regardless of the patient's or family's ability to pay. There are 18 orthopaedic Shriners
Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns, and one Shriners Hospital that provides
orthopaedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. Shriners Hospitals are located throughout North America — 20 in the United
States and one each in Mexico and Canada. These "Centers of Excellence" serve as major referral centers for children with
complex orthopaedic and burn problems.
Shriners Hospitals accept and treat children without regard to race, religion or relationship to a Shriner. Any child may be
eligible for treatment at a Shriners Hospital if the child is under 18 and if, in the opinion of the hospital's chief of staff, the child
has an orthopaedic or burn condition that Shriners Hospitals can help.
All of the orthopaedic hospitals are equipped and staffed to treat children with congenital orthopaedic deformities, problems
resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Three of the orthopaedic hospitals (in
Chicago, Philadelphia and Sacramento) also have special programs dedicated to caring for children with spinal cord injuries.
The Shriners Hospitals in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston, and Sacramento treat children with acute, fresh burns; children
needing plastic reconstructive or restorative surgery as a result of "healed" burns; children with severe scarring, resulting in
contractures or interference with mobility of the limbs; and children with scarring and deformity of the face.
|For a listing and locations
of the Shriners Hospitals,
|please watch below.