2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Shriners Hospital for Children
Caring for Keiki for 90 Years
A Noble Mission. For 90 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Honolulu has transformed the lives of thousands of children with orthopedic conditions, helping them realize their fullest potential.
The Shriners Hospital is proud of its “alumni” who have become community leaders– in business, politics, entertainment and many other fields. Most notable was the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who freely gave his support to build the new hospital on Punahou Street in Makiki.
The hospital has a noble mission. It has made it possible for generations of children to walk for the first time, know what it’s like to hold something in their own hands, or even have a leg grow the same length as the other. The Shriners healthcare team is the state’s leader in pediatric orthopedic care and is well versed in how children’s bones grow and heal. This sets the hospital apart from the services offered by other orthopedic surgeons.
Criteria for Care
There are only two criteria to receive care at Shriners Hospital: children must be 18 years old or younger and they must have an orthopedic condition that can be treated. It doesn’t matter how much or little a family makes. All care at the hospital is provided regardless of a family’s income or ability to pay to ensure the children from Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Basin can receive the care they need.
We surround each patient with an expert team of caring healthcare professionals that includes surgeons, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists.
A National Network of Expertise
Shriners Hospitals for Children is the largest sub-specialty healthcare system in the world and includes 22 pediatric healthcare facilities, consisting of full-service hospitals and ambulatory care centers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Using telemedicine and other technology, children from Hawaii and the Pacific have additional access to the expertise from other Shriners Hospitals.
If you know a child who may need orthopedic care or would like to financially support the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s mission, call the hospital at 941-4466.
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