Located in the heart of Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a destination of choice for families in need of highly specialized care for kids with complex medical needs and congenital differences.
“We welcome all kids — with or without insurance. The truth is that charitable giving ensures that all children have access to the Shriners gift of specialized pediatric care.” – Alan Anderson, director of development, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Doctors, nurses and other health providers refer more than 7,000 children to the Northern California Shriners Hospital for care each year. They include kids with cerebral palsy, clubfoot, spina bifida, scoliosis, limb deficiencies, hip disorders, sports injuries, colorectal issues, acute burns, facial feature abnormalities, spinal cord injury and more. Patients come from near and far, and kids treated often require surgical care and acute rehabilitation.
“While each child comes for a different reason, families depend on Shriners Hospital for care that otherwise would be outside their reach, due to an absence of specialty care in their community or treatment limits defined by insurance coverage or financial constraints,” says Alan Anderson, director of development. “A big misconception is that Shriners is a safety-net hospital. We welcome all kids — with or without insurance. The truth is that charitable giving ensures that all children in need of our services have access to the Shriners gift of specialized pediatric care.”
Since opening in 1997, Shriners Hospital in Sacramento has accepted more than 85,000 children for care. Located adjacent to the UC Davis Medical Center, Shriners Hospital is the only standalone children’s hospital in the region. Each patient’s journey begins with a clinical evaluation, and doctors chart an individual course of care for each child, which is delivered in a family-friendly environment.
“With 80 percent of children served coming to us from within 100 miles, we’re an incredible community resource,” says Anderson. “A gift to Shriners Hospital is a gift to our community.”
An enormous asset to the Sacramento region, Shriners Hospital welcomes any philanthropic involvement from the business community.