INSTITUTED: November 21, 1991

STATED MEETINGS:  Fourth Thursday at 7:00 PM. Supper at 6:00 PM.

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About Us
It's True, we have a lot of fun being Shriners, but our purpose is to raise money for our hospitals so that children who will benefit from our services can receive treatment.

Our local Orthopaedic hospital is the Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Our burn center is the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you have a child or know a child that could benefit from treatment at one of our hospitals, please contact us on our contact page or ask any of our members for assistance. There is also a Hospital form at www.oasisshriners.org

Pediatric Orthopaedic Care

Shriners Hospital for Children - Greenville is a 50-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge to their families. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America.

The hospital accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopaedic problems, utilizing the latest treatments and technology available in pediatric orthopaedics, resulting in early ambulation and reduced length of stay.

An interdisciplinary approach is used in patient care programs to ensure comprehensive care for each patient. The staff includes orthopaedists and pediatricians, as well as other medical specialists.

While the hospital is equipped and staffed to provide care for virtually all pediatric orthopaedic problems, with the exception of acute trauma, the hospital has developed a special expertise in the following areas:

  • Cerebral palsy (the related orthopaedic conditions only)
  • Conditions requiring special seating
  • Foot clinic
  • Hand disorders/congenital hand problems
  • Hip disorders
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Limb deficiency with prosthetic fitting
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Skeletal growth abnormalities
  • Spina Bifida (the related orthopaedic conditions only)

Family-Centered Care

Recognizing that the family plays a vital role in a child's ability to overcome an illness or injury, Shriners Hospitals for Children helps the family provide the support the child needs by involving the family in all aspects of the child's care and recovery.

Our purpose is to provide care to children with orthopaedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries and certain other health needs, to help them lead fuller, more productive lives. By promoting the importance of the family and helping it become a stronger support system for the child, Shriners Hospitals for Children can accomplish its purpose more effectively.

Expert Pediatric Burn Treatment and Rehabilitation

At the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, all our attention and resources are focused on just one kind of patient - the burn-injured child.

Our hospital combines excellent clinical skill, compassionate care, and innovative research, providing comprehensive pediatric burn care and reconstructive rehabilitation to achieve the best possible outcome for a child that has suffered a burn injury.

There is never a charge to the patient or family for any of the medical care or services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The Cincinnati Shriners Hospital is equipped and staffed to treat the following:

  • Acute burns
  • Inhalation burns
  • Plastic reconstructive or restorative surgery for "healed" burns" and pediatric burn case management
  • Severe scarring, resulting in contracture or interfering with mobility of the limbs
  • Scarring and deformity of the face
  • Brachial plexus
  • Congenital hairy nevus
  • Port wine stain and hemangiomas
  • Gynecomastia
  • Congenital ear deformities
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Microsurgery and hand surgery
  • Complex wounds and acute skin tissue injuries/infection, such as: necrotizing skin infections and necrotizing faciitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TENS), purpura fulminans

Either a family member or a physician can call the hospital with patient information to discuss transferring the patient to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital or to make an appointment for non-emergency cases.

Depending on the patient's condition and transportation available, every effort will be made to get the child to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital as soon as possible. Please call (800) 875-8580 and ask for the charge nurse. The nurse can answer all your questions about bringing a child to the hospital for treatment.

East Burke Shrine Club

P.O. Box 606
Valdese, N.C. 28690

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