our health CARE SYSTEM
Shriners Hospitals for Children has been serving children with complex and specialized health care needs since 1922. We have become one of the largest specialty pediatric health care systems in the world. In addition to caring for children at our primary locations, we hold outreach clinics all over the world. It is our mission to provide the highest quality care to children with orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions, burn injuries and other special health care needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment. Our physicians are board-certified in their areas of medical specialty. We also strive to provide quality education for our physicians and other health care professionals. Lastly, we pride ourselves on conducting research to discover new knowledge that improves quality of care and the quality of life for our children and families.
Spinal Cord Injury Our comprehensive team of surgeons, physicians, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and dietitians works together to provide innovative treatment for spinal cord injuries. In addition to world-class care, our team focuses on improving the independent living skills and building the confidence of our patients. Cleft Lip and Palate Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care for cleft lip and palate, one of the most common birth defects. Our goal is to improve the child’s appearance, as well as their ability to eat, breathe, and communicate. We have a comprehensive team of health care providers to address the physical and emotional needs of our patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions.
Orthopaedics Providing innovative and high quality care to patients with congenital or acquired orthopaedic conditions has been a cornerstone of Shriners Hospitals for Children since we opened our first hospital in 1922 in Shreveport, Louisiana. We have the ability to help children with a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Below are several examples of conditions we treat:
• Foot disorders • Cerebral palsy • Injuries • Syndromes • Hip disorders • Limb deficiencies • Scoliosis • Hand disorders • Osteogenesis imperfecta Burn Care
We pride ourselves on being a leader in pediatric burn care, research, and education. Our hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staff are able to provide reconstructive and restorative surgery for burns and other skin related conditions. Our interdisciplinary approach to care has increased the survival rate of children with burns and helps our patients go on to lead full, productive lives.
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