Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield is unique in its ability to provide exceptional, specialized pediatric orthopaedic, rheumatology and cleft lip and palate care using the latest innovations in diagnosis and treatment. The hospital is designed exclusively for children, offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services under one roof, so children can receive care and treatment in one building. Appointments with physicians and clinicians in various departments throughout the hospital can be conveniently scheduled for the same day.
Care for patients at the Springfield Shriners Hospital begins with an initial consultation, followed by establishing a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Our pediatric specialists and therapists collaborate to determine the best course of care, and referring physicians are able to get results returned quickly. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, we collaborate to expand our service and expertise for patients. The comprehensive onsite services at the hospital include outpatient visits, inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery, orthotics and prosthetics, radiology, the motion analysis center (utilizing a 3D motion capture system), occupational therapy, physical therapy, child life, care coordination, family services and nutrition.
The Springfield Shriners Hospital focuses on cost-efficient, high-quality care. We participate in a number of local and national health plans and we work hard to balance cost of care with the services needed.
On a daily basis, the medical team provides treatment for the most routine pediatric orthopaedic, rheumatology, and cleft lip and palate problems to the most rarely seen conditions. The team is comprised of board certified orthopaedic surgeons fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedics, a pediatrician, pediatric rheumatologists, orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, and more than 80 consulting physicians and surgeons. Through outreach clinics and telemedicine, we provide care to children domestically and internationally.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield maintains orthopaedic residency affiliations with Boston University School of Medicine and Albany Medical College. Education and training are also provided to graduate and undergraduate students from area colleges and universities in the fields of nursing, physical and occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, motion analysis, child life and social services. The hospital offers continuing medical education programs for area physicians and health care professionals.
Research is one of the cornerstones of the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s mission. Research teams throughout the hospital system include internationally renowned experts whose discoveries have changed treatment methodologies and improved the lives of countless children.
Shriners International is the fraternity that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children. Through the remarkable foresight, commitment and fundraising skills of the Shriners, over one million children have been treated at the 22 hospitals in the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system.
Inside Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield each day, patients and families say thank you to the Shriners International fraternity – those men in the red fezzes. Our model for care was imagined and established by Shriners International, the fraternal organization for which the hospital is named. Determined to give all children access to specialized pediatric care, Shriners International opened their first hospital in Shreveport, La., in 1922. Polio was reaching epidemic proportions and only families of means had ready access to doctors, leaving thousands of children at risk without health care. Shriners Hospitals for Children opened as a place where children suffering from the crippling effects of polio, clubfoot and other orthopaedic conditions could receive life-changing medical care.
Recognized as one of the world’s greatest philanthropies, Shriners Hospitals for Children has evolved into an international hospital system recognized for its devotion to transforming the lives of children through expert care and research. It is a destination of choice for parents whose children have orthopaedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and other complex surgical needs. All children receive care regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, like the other U.S. based hospitals in the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system, reaffirms its commitment to excellence of care through the development of its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA is a requirement for tax-exempt hospitals to engage their servicing community every three years and assess their health needs. Based on the findings, we have developed an action plan to work alongside community stakeholders to address the health needs of the community.