Our Mission

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California is committed to building and rebuilding the promise of every child that needs them. Since 1997, the Sacramento hospital has met the acute and long-term care needs of more than 85,000 children with almost stealth dedication. Where Dreams Come True reveals the day-to-day miracles of this Sacramento jewel. Discover the journeys – and the dreams – of several remarkable children and their families as their lives are forever changed by the magic of people who care. These are the dedicated teams whose work is the hallmark of the internationally renowned center known as Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California.

Coming true

Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California is a destination pediatric medical center for children requiring comprehensive, compassionate care for complex conditions that include orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, scars from any cause, cleft lip, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other surgical needs. Our family-centered approach to care is designed to support the whole family during the acute and reconstructive phases of a child’s injury. Located in Sacramento, our hospital treats children from all over the country and around the world, and has unique relationships with some of the top hospitals and universities in the world.

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Our vision

Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the unquestioned leader, nationally and internationally, in caring for children and advancing the field in its specialty areas.