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Patients and staff at a Shriners Hospitals for Children location

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Patients and staff at a Shriners Hospitals for Children location

About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with 22 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The staff at each location is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research and offering outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals.

Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment.

Through the generosity of donors, Shriners Hospitals for Children has been able to help more than 1.3 million children reach their potential and lead more fulfilling lives. Learn more about how you can help Shriners Hospitals for Children provide life-changing care to children and send your Love to the rescue®.

Each year at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, there are some very special attendees!

Patient ambassadors are selected annually to represent each of theShriners Hospitals for Children locations at the tournament, where they serve as a standard bearers throughout the weekend, inspiring golfers and attendees alike as they carry the golfers' scores. This is a rare “inside the ropes” opportunity to attend and participate in a PGA TOUR event, and provides an opportunity for the patients to share how Shriners Hospitals for Children helps transform children’s lives every day.

The health care system’s national patient ambassadors also attend the tournament. Throughout their year of service, the ambassadors travel to national and community events, representing the health care system as they share their stories of perseverance in the face of adversity.

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"Annually, our patient ambassadors remind us of the importance of Shriners Hospitals for Children's mission for children across the globe. These ambassadors inspire the communities that we live in and remind us to continue to be resilient and strong. Through our relationship with the PGA TOUR, Shriners Hospitals for Children is able to tell these stories to viewers around the world, and how their work helps transform lives of children.” - Patrick Lindsey, executive director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open


Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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