At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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About us

About us

About us

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is one of only four freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated to the treatment of pediatric burns and specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our physicians’ experience and expertise in burn treatment, cleft lip and palate, complex wound and skin conditions, and plastic and reconstructive surgery makes Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati a first choice for care.

Family-centered philosophy

We recognize that there are certain, basic needs shared by all patients and families who visit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, including information sharing, emotional support and respect. In recognition of this, we foster an environment that keeps parents and families close to the child and actively involved in the development of the child’s care and recovery plan, and transition back to home and school, considering the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of the child.

Providing specialty care in Cincinnati

Since 1968, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati has been delivering life-changing care to children and families with burns, plastic surgery needs, and complex wound and skin conditions. The Cincinnati Shriners Hospital is a top choice because of its expertise in treating these conditions.

Everything we do is designed to make children and their families feel at home. Our wraparound, comprehensive care is focused to meet the physical, functional, cosmetic and social needs of our patients and their families.

Our hospital staff is a team of experts. We walk with the children and their families through their experience and every aspect of the child's care. We call this Love to the rescue.

Our mission

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with special health care 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 and national origin, regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Our vision

Become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional health care through innovative research, in a patient- and family-centered environment.

Our core values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Stewardship
  • Respect

Our commitment to the community

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, like the other U.S. based hospitals in the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system, reaffirms its commitment to excellence of care through the development of its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA is a requirement for tax-exempt hospitals to engage their servicing community every three years and assess their health needs. Based on the findings, we have developed an action plan to work alongside community stakeholders to address the health needs of the community.