Shriners Hospital for Children – Portland
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system dedicated to improving the lives of
children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.
Every year, the 22 hospitals provide care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns,
spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment regardless of the
patients’ ability to pay. It's how Shriners Hospitals has been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.
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Hospital Happenings - Portland
I wanted to let you know that the ABATE Toy Run is on; scheduled for Saturday December 6th, 2014.
Last year’s event was a much scaled down one, due to very bad weather.
ABATE was given permission to run a much smaller parade this year, it will be handled like a “memorial procession” and will be a
much shorter route.
We will say a prayer for decent weather…as that may ensure bigger participation than last year.
I hear the Al Kader Motor Escort group has already been contacted to participate in the ‘scaled down’ parade…and a big thank you
from ABATE for their assistance.
Please share this information with your membership as there may be questions as to whether the event is on. We have already
been hearing inaccurate rumblings that the event was cancelled again this year. “Nay, Nay”, I say!!
Pat Grennan, Director of Community Affairs
Nineteen Shriners Hospitals provide care for congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions, four hospitals
provide acute and rehabilitative care for burn injures, three hospitals provide rehabilitative care for
children with spinal cord injuries, and the cleft lip and palate program is expanding to multiple Shriners
Hospitals. Some Shriners Hospitals offer care in more than one care specialty.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a leader in pediatric orthopaedic care since 1922. The hospitals specializing in
orthopaedic are dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities,
problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
The Shriners Hospitals specializing in burns have been leaders in burn care and research since opening in the
mid-1960s. Treatment is provided for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical and
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation's first spinal cord injury rehabilitation
centers specifically designed for kids. There, patients find a complete range of services needed in order to
recover to the fullest extent possible.
Cleft Lip and Palate Care
Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system's treatment disciplines in 2005. Services available
at Shriners Hospitals fill the need for coordinated, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children with
Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to conducting innovative research to provide answers to complex
medical difficulties affecting children. Shriners Hospitals' contributions to the medical community not only
benefit our patients, but contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge for the care and treatment
for a wide range of pediatric and adult conditions worldwide.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud of its role in medical education. In the past 20 years, more than 8,000
physicians have received residency education or postgraduate fellowship at Shriners Hospitals. By maintaining
relationships with more than 60 medical teaching facilities worldwide, Shriners Hospitals for Children fosters
an academic environment committed to providing high-quality medical care to all patients.
For More Information, please contact:
Shriners Hospital for Children – Portland - website
Director of Community Affairs and Development
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239