Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children is a non-profit network of hospitals spread across North America. There are more than 22 hospitals under its networks that provide treatments to children without regard to their ability to pay for the services. The hospitals also provide educational and research opportunities for medical professionals.

The Shriners Hospital for Children is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The non-profit organization is also known as "The World's Greatest Philanthropy" and hospitals under the network are owned and operated by the Shriners International. Shriners International is an international fraternity that is based on relief, fellowship, truth and Masonic principles of brotherly love. The fraternity has more than 325,000 members in its 194 chapters or temples which are spread in numerous countries. Shriners International was founded by the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Any patient under the age of 18 is eligible to receive treatments for burns, cleft lip and palate surgery, orthopaedic conditions and spinal cord injuries, irrespective of religion, nationality, gender or race.

The Shriners Hospitals run on donations from the Shriners International Group and also donations from individuals. Individual donors to the hospitals include celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake and many others. The Hospitals also organize various events for the sake of children and to raise money through event ticket sales. The hospital has also been rated as one of the best workplaces for 2010 to work in by the website

Out of the 22 hospitals located in North America, 20 are located in Urban various cities of United States and two located outside United States. One of the Hospitals is located in Montreal, Canada and the other is located in Mexico City, Mexico. All the hospitals serve children with treatable conditions in a family centered environment.


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