Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston)

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Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston)
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston.jpg
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Coordinates 29°42′16″N 95°24′20″W / 29.70444°N 95.40556°W / 29.70444; -95.40556Coordinates: 29°42′16″N 95°24′20″W / 29.70444°N 95.40556°W / 29.70444; -95.40556
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University of Texas Medical Branch
Standards Joint Commission
Beds 40
Speciality Pediatric orthopaedics
Founded 1952
Website Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston)
Lists Hospitals in Texas
Location marked as SHC
Location marked as SHC
Location within Texas Medical Center

The Shriners Hospital for Children (Houston) is a non-profit, 40-bed pediatric orthopedic hospital, research and teaching center located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, United States. It is one of 22 hospitals belonging to the Shriners Hospital for Children Network. Faculty work closely with the Baylor College of Medicine, Scott White Hospital and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.[1]

Hurricane Ike[edit]

Prior to Hurricane Ike in 2008, the cleft lip and palate program had been based at the institutions's sister hospital, Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in nearby Galveston. The storm briefly closed the Galveston hospital, and in the interim both burn & cleft lip patients were seen at the Houston orthopedic hospital.[2] When the Galveston hospital reopened in 2009, the decision was made to keep the cleft lip program in Houston.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shriner's Hospital for Children — Houston". Shriners Hospitals for Children. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  2. ^ Elder, Laura (July 7, 2009). "Shriners vote to keep Isle burns hospital open". Galveston Daily News. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Team Approach to Treating Cleft Lip and Palate at Shriners Hospitals for Children". Shriners Hospital for Children. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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