Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu practices family-centered care that embraces a spirit of aloha. Whether fitting a child with a brace for scoliosis, rehabilitating a sports injury or performing surgery for leg lengthening, the cornerstones of our success have been our multidisciplinary team effort and partnership with the child and family. From morning bedside rounds to follow-up calls, our care team works collaboratively, professionally and passionately to care for your keiki.
The outpatient department serves as the hub of hospital activity with numerous clinics housed within the department. Services include orthopaedic clinic, walk-in fracture clinic for broken bones and sports/playground injuries, neurodevelopmental clinic, telemedicine and dental clinic. In outpatient services, new patients have initial visits, follow-up care is given and admissions are evaluated before going to the inpatient area. To provide high-quality care, staff from many disciplines work together to care for our patients to ensure positive outcomes.
The orthopaedic outreach team travels to the neighbor island and Pacific basin throughout the year for appointments with new and returning patients. Arrangements are made if it is determined the child needs treatment at the Honolulu Shriners Hospital. The orthotics and prosthetics team also visits the neighbor islands, Guam and Saipan to fit the patients for braces.
See the neighbor island and Pacific outreach schedule and make an appointment.
Whether recovering from bone and joint surgery or a sports injury; or learning to adjust to movement or communication disorders and developmental delays, rehabilitation helps children improve their level of function to optimize their independence and improve the quality of their lives. Our rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational and speech therapies. Read more about rehabilitation services.
Braces, artificial legs and adaptive devices give children the ability to play sports, run, play, swim and surf. A visit by our orthotists is about more than measurements and mechanics. It is about sharing hopes and dreams and providing information that allows the technicians to return to the lab and design the perfect fit. Read more about orthotics and prosthetics.
Our nurses are committed to excellence in every interaction with each patient and family. Low nurse-to-patient ratios allow for nursing care that meets the individualized medical and emotional needs of each patient and family. Nurses provide patient and family education, taking into consideration the patient’s developmental level. Learn more about nursing and medication safety.
Nurse care managers and social workers serve as the main contacts for patients with acute and complex needs. Care managers will coordinate surgical admissions, communicate with patient’s medical home, arrange referrals to community resources, assist in care planning, coordinate discharge and provide support for transition back into the community, home and school. Our social workers provide ongoing guidance and emotional support throughout the treatment plan.
Radiology has two, state-of-the-art, digital diagnostic rooms. A digital portable machine allows for faster patient exposures and less radiation to the patient. Our technologists perform approximately 6,000 exams per year. You will notice many child-friendly features in the radiology department to help calm any fears your child might have. Read more about desensitization protocol for MRI.
Honolulu Shriners Hospital has two surgical suites which are part of the largest in the state of Hawai`i. Patients prepare for surgery in designated preoperative areas. PACU, or post anesthesia care unit, is where the patient returns to recover from surgery. Learn more about surgical services.
The hospital has 24 inpatient beds on the second floor. Each room is semi-private and accommodates a parent or guardian to sleep at the bedside on a comfortable foldout bed. Every bathroom is barrier free. There are two isolation rooms and one extended recovery area for complex patients requiring more intense nursing care.
The family center has 17 rooms for patients and their parent or guardian for extended stays while they recover from surgery. We average 30 to 35 out-of-state patients in the community daily so our housing provides a cost effective option. We encourage families to stay with relatives or friends and use the family center as the “placement of last resort.”
Smiles, fun and laughter! That is our aim in our recreation therapy department. Our nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialists use a variety of fun, engaging activities to reach treatment goals that focus on the child’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Read more about recreation therapy.
Patients and staff are provided access to specialty care services and opportunities for continuing medical education using telecommunication technology in a timely and cost effective manner. Telemedicine can be used for follow up consultations between families and health care providers and for educational purposes. Read more about telemedicine.
Our beautiful meditation room on the second floor provides a place where a family can have some quiet time to meditate, pray or just relax. See our meditation room and learn more about healing touch services.