At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Research is an integral part of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield. Our mission is to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and the quality of life for children and their families. Researchers from the Springfield Shriners Hospital work collaboratively with researchers from area academic institutions and with other Shriners Hospitals for Children to examine the outcomes from the care we provide for children with cerebral palsy, scoliosis and clubfoot; and have published and presented the following work in national and international forums.

Research contact

George E. Gorton, III, MS, CCRP
Director, Research, Planning and Business Development

Research studies