Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville
All children will likely have health problems during their growth years, but for most children these problems are not life changing and will not interfere with their daily life. For some children, however, there are health conditions that affect ambulation and movement that can make the child’s everyday life a constant challenge, for instance, a child with a case of clubfoot or other orthopaedic conditions. It can be very challenging for children since these conditions can significantly limit their activities and affect their ability to enjoy a normal childhood. Fortunately, there are child-centered medical facilities that care for these children’s medical needs.
A Non-Profit Children’s Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a non-profit network of hospitals across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals for Children provide medical and rehabilitative care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate in kid-friendly environments. Being a non-profit, the hospitals provide medical care to children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. It is for this reason that Shriners Hospitals were ranked as one of the most popular charity/non-profit in America.
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville is one of the 22 hospitals of the healthcare system. It opened its doors in 1927 and has been continually improving the lives of children with medical needs in South Carolina as well as North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and surrounding areas.
Located near the medical campus of Greenville Memorial Hospital, we visited and looked around the facilities to discover many wonderful things about the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville. Check it out:
Shriners Hospitals for Children Care
Just as birds are made to fly, kids are made to move. So when a child is kept from exploring their world because of an injury or health problem, the medical team of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, orthotists, physicians, nurses and therapists at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville are here to help. Their medical team provides effective care so that children can get back to being a kid.
At Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville children and young adults with medical needs receive world-class, family-centered care. The Shriners have gone above and beyond in renovating hospital rooms to emulate the comforts of a home. Patients are treated with very special care; often as if they’re family. Their medical facilities include In-house prosthetics and orthotics department, a motion analysis center, physical, occupational and recreational therapy departments, KidZone and handicap accessible playgrounds.
They are also in tie with most insurance providers and they offer various financial assistance plans for families in need. Shriners Hospitals’ mission is carried out without regard to race, color, disability, national origin or ability of patient or family to pay.
Race Day 2018
David Ragan, a NASCAR race driver, will visit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville during the race season on August 15, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Patients and their families will have a fun day enjoying race-themed activities, inflatable houses, and free hotdog dinner for all. Ragan, an ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children, has been raising awareness and funds for the health care systems through various campaigns, public service announcements, donations, and activities.
How Can You Help?
The hospital covers 100% beyond what primary insurance doesn’t cover so every donation goes a long way in helping these children. By donating at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, you’ll feel good knowing that all your donations will go directly towards helping children with orthopaedic conditions.
There are many options where you can help either by donating online, by phone, by mail, planned gifts, fundraising, or hosting an event. Please visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/greenville for more information. Your donation no matter how small are not just helping children in need, you are also giving them hope, strength, and joy.