Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing highly specialized care and rehabilitation to children with congenital conditions and complex medical needs regardless of the families' ability to pay. Located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, the Northern California Shriners Hospital treats children who have orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip, scars from any cause, need for specialized plastic surgery and other complex surgical needs. Our hospital is a destination of choice for families throughout Northern California, the Western United States, Northwestern Mexico and Canada. The course of care is determined individually for each patient. Each patient’s path to success is fueled by private donations and driven by excellence in treatment, teaching and research.
Imagine a world where children do not suffer from the consequences of disease, birth defects and accidents. Shriners Hospitals for Children believes such a world is possible and is striving to make it happen. We are committed to building and rebuilding the promise of every child’s life. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California:
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides pediatric health care the way it should be provided. We promise.
Inside Shriners Hospitals for Children each day, patients and families say thank you to the Shriners – those men in the red fezzes – for imagining a brighter future. Our model for care was imagined and established by the Shriners, the fraternal organization for which the hospital is named. Determined to give all children access to specialized pediatric care, the Shriners opened their first hospital 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 other complex surgical needs. Care is funded by the Shriners Hospitals for Children Endowment, which is sustained by contributions from all walks of life.
Motivated by a need for a pediatric burn center on the West Coast, Shriners saw an opportunity to advance care, promote discovery and create a center of medical excellence by building a multidisciplinary flagship facility in the heart of a rapidly growing region. Since opening its doors in April 1997, the Northern California Shriners Hospital has become a recognized leader in all its disciplines. The hospital is located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, and the central location allows families from communities throughout the region to access much-needed surgical care and rehabilitation. The proximity to the University of California Davis Medical Center, a vibrant academic medical community, promotes professional collaboration and allows young doctors to gain insight and expertise by working side-by-side with noted Shriners Hosptial specialists. The collaborative approach to care inspires researchers to advance medicine in an environment where cross-pollination is a key to discovery.
Advances in care are reflected in the lives of the children served. At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, professionals work so children can play.
As a regional pediatric medical center, the Northern California Shriners Hospital cares for children throughout the western United States, Canada and Mexico. The hospital is a destination of choice for patients and families seeking comprehensive, compassionate care for complex medical needs that include orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip, scars from any cause, gastrointestinal diseases, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other surgical needs. The hospital partners with emergency air ambulances to transport critically injured children and coordinates transportation to and from the hospital for patients whose families cannot provide or afford travel. Children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized by their peers as the best of the best.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, 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.