The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Boston Shriners Hospital completed its Phase 1 attestation on May 27, 2020, and its Phase 2 attestation on June 15, 2020 and its Phase 3 attestation on July 13, 2020. The Phase 3 attestation was resubmitted and reaffirmed on November 16, 2020. The Boston Shriners Hospital also completed and submitted the state’s resurgence attestation on November 16, 2020.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston, care extends far beyond hospital walls. The medical team is devoted to providing patients the opportunity to identify activities they enjoy so they can return to their communities as active, confident and productive citizens. The hospital staff plans activities as well as partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential inside and outside the hospital. Your nurse or care manager will be able to direct you to opportunities, which include the following:

Clinic activities

Fun activities are often held in the sixth floor outpatient clinic area. These include arts and crafts, ice cream socials, face painting, music and more.

Team Brave community reintegration program

Patients in the program go on a variety of outings such as rock climbing and ice skating to apply learned skills or adapted techniques in real-life settings following hospitalization. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston receives support from the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation to fund Team Brave.

Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

PFAC was established to foster successful collaboration among patients, families and staff to further our goal of providing the highest quality care. PFAC is a working partnership that provides a unique opportunity for patients and families to work side by side with staff. PFAC strives to identify opportunities for enhancements, brainstorm solutions and implement changes to improve the patient and family experience. Call 617-371-4785 or email for more information.

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Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR)

SOAR is a program offered in conjunction with the Phoenix Society. The program provides individual support to burn survivors and their loved ones by specially trained burn survivors and loved ones affected by a burn injury.

Team Impact

The Boston Shriners Hospital can assist in connecting patients to Team Impact, a program that pairs children with local collegiate sports teams.

Girls Leaders and Mentors Program (GLAM)

GLAM is a program that focuses on building confidence and self-esteem in girls.

Burn camps

Staff at the Boston Shriners Hospital can assist in connecting patients and families to burn camps.

Therapeutic riding program

This local community reintegration program focuses on equine-assisted activities and therapies.