The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s Phase 1 reopening plan. The Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its required attestation on May 29, 2020.

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95 years young

95 years young

The year 2020 is a milestone for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts, as we are celebrating 95 years of caring for kids! The hospital doors officially opened to patients and families on February 21, 1925, and was originally built to provide pediatric orthopaedic specialty care to children stricken with polio.

To this day, the Springfield Shriners Hospital remains the only freestanding specialty children’s hospital in Massachusetts located outside of Boston. It is also one of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations throughout North America, which notably makes up one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the world.

Our focus on treating children with congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions continues to evolve, leading to the noteworthy expansion of service lines. In the 1990s, the hospital expanded its orthopaedic services to include care for children with cleft lip and palate, rheumatology, and chest wall deformities. Today, the hospital also offers sports health and medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, pediatric urology and fracture care to meet the current health care needs of the pediatric population.

In addition to a broad range of specialty services, families enjoy the convenience of having their child’s treatment and therapeutic care provided under one roof. This comprehensive care includes high quality inpatient surgical and outpatient care; a motion analysis center (utilizing a 3D motion capture system), physical, occupational and speech therapies and a state of the art rehabilitation gym; orthotic and prosthetic services; and radiology with ultra-low dose X-ray imaging, in addition to many support services.

In 2019, we treated over 12,000 children in our outpatient and inpatient areas, and look forward to continuing to care for countless more for many years to come.

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