Shriners Hospitals for Children® — St. Louis delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Our hospital is a colorful, friendly and inviting place designed to put children and families at ease. Every member of our staff, from surgeons to therapists, nurses to orthotists, is focused on providing the highest quality care that puts the family at the center of the team.
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On Thursday, April 11, a few members of our hospital family – including staff members, volunteers, Shriners, patients, parents and siblings – got together for a bit of silliness and made a “Harlem Shake” video. It originated as a team-building exercise for a few members of the hospital’s management team to present at a meeting. Please enjoy and share, and as you’re laughing with us, please know that while we take seriously the job of healing and helping children with orthopaedic conditions, under no circumstances do we take ourselves too seriously – with the fun and whimsy of children and the Shriners fraternity around us every day, it’s impossible to resist having fun while we work!
Watch us do the "Harlem Shake".
At Shriners Hospitals for Children® “family centered care” is not just a catchphrase. It is a philosophy of care and treatment that impacts every aspect of how we interact with, and care for, our patients and their families.
We understand that you are the expert on your child. You know how he will respond to new people and places, the best way to get her to take her medicine, how to settle him down to sleep at night, what she likes to do for fun and which stuffed animal absolutely must be packed in the bag when you come to the hospital. It is your detailed knowledge of your child that helps make our medical team more effective. And it is why we put the family at the center of our care.
Here are a few of things you and your family will experience when your child is a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
In our experience, strong families make strong children. That is why we do everything we can to answer your questions, make you and your child as comfortable as possible, and provide the resources you need both now and in the future.
One of the first things you notice when you walk into Shriners Hospitals for Children® is that they do not look very much like hospitals, which is exactly how we want it to be. After all, our hospitals are a reflection of our patients – bright, hopeful, happy and full of possibility.
Every aspect of our hospitals' physical design and overall atmosphere is based on putting children at ease and creating an environment that allows kids to be kids. In our hospitals you will find things like:
Even the clinical areas of our hospital are child-friendly.
And the most unique thing you will find in our hospitals is the Shriners themselves, giving their time to entertain and visit our patients, talk with parents about how they are doing, and even driving patients to and from hospital visits.
For those of us who work at Shriners Hospitals for Children, watching kids run, jump, explore, laugh and play is our greatest joy and proof that our mission is making a difference.
No matter what their medical condition, kids are always looking ahead, always wanting to move forward. These hospitals are designed solely for the purpose of making that happen.