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

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital celebrates 50 years of pediatric specialty care

(CINCINNATI; February 15, 2018) Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati kicked off its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, February 14th with an internal celebration that included staff, volunteers and board members.

The morning’s celebration, which took place in the hospital atrium, included a special presentation by Lauren Lind, a local burn survivor who was burned over 40% of her body at age 6 when a large container of hot chocolate tipped over into her car seat while in route to her brother’s football game. Now a student at University of Cincinnati, Lauren has served four summers as a Junior Counselor at Camp Ytiliba, the hospital’s week-long camp for patients. “I don’t remember the pain,” said Lind, “I remember this being one of my favorite places; I always feel special here.”

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital opened in 1968 as Shriners Burns Institute, and was connected with General Hospital, what is now University of Cincinnati Medical Center. One of only four free-standing pediatric burn hospitals in the country today, Cincinnati Shriners Hospital has expanded its care over the years to include plastic and reconstructive surgery, treatment of cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders, and complex skin and wound conditions. As always, the hospital treats children based strictly on their needs and regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

The hospital has celebrations planned throughout the year, including a June 16th Patient Reunion and a July 12th visit from David Ragan, NASCAR driver whose number 38 Ford Fusion is sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Media will be welcome at both events.

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Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information, visit

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