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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston

51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114

Boston, MA

617-722-3000

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Policies and safety

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston embraces a culture of care that respects the rights, needs and safety of all patients and families. Our professional team will ensure you receive appropriate education regarding your child’s condition, treatment and ongoing care needs. Patients and families are encouraged to share their questions and concerns with the care teams.

Health precautions

If within three weeks of your admission date your child experiences any of the following conditions, please call our outpatient clinic at 617-371-4529 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m to speak with a nurse.

Patient responsibility

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child on the day of admission. If legal guardianship is held by someone other than the biological parent(s), please bring guardianship papers with you to the hospital. If custody is granted to one parent by the courts, a copy of this court order will also be needed for our records. The papers must be in English.

When you arrive at the hospital, please check in at the reception desk in the lobby. Do not go directly to a patient care unit.

Intensive care unit nurse-to-patient ratios

In compliance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston reports intensive care unit (ICU) nurse to patient ratios on a quarterly basis. The information from each quarterly report is required to remain on our website for three years. If you have any questions about this data, please call 617-722-3000.

Name of ICU: Acute Care Unit
Type of ICU: Burn

 Reporting period
Average daily
  patient census 
 Average daily
  staff nurse census 
 Average daily
  staff nurse-to-patient ratio 
 Jan. 2016 – March 2016 
 3 3 1:1
 April 2016 – June 2016  4 4 1:1
 July 2016 – Sept. 2016  5 4 1:1.2
 Oct. 2016 - Dec. 2016  3 4 1:1
 Jan. 2017 - March 2017 2.544   3.229  1:.788
 April 2017 - June 2017 3.32  3.91 1:.84 

Nondiscrimination policy

The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. For more information, download our Nondiscrimination Policy.

Smoke free

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is a smoke free campus.