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Shriners hospitals for children A PROMISE WORTH KEEPING S hriners Hospitals for Children- Northern California provides specialty and sub-specialty pediatric healthcare to children regardless of their families’ ability to pay. As a regional pediatric medical center, the Northern California Shriners Hospital cares for children throughout the Western United States, Canada and Mexico.  The hospital is a destination of choice for patients and families seeking comprehensive, compassionate care for complex medical needs that include orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, scars from any cause, cleft lip, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other surgical needs.  Children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized by their peers as the best 66 CAPITAL REGION CARES 2017 | comstocksmag.com of the best. “Community support ensures we can reach every child who would benefit from our care,” says Alan Anderson, Director of Development. “The money donated comes right back to the community in the form of a child who is helped and can reach his or her full potential.” Located adjacent to the UC Davis Medical Center and part of a network of 22 Shriners Hospitals, the Sacramento hospital had 27,000 patient visits in 2016, far exceeding the 10,000 visits expected annually upon opening 20 years ago. “There’s been tremendous growth in the scope of our work and recognition of our expertise,” notes Anderson. Since opening, the hospital has admitted 68,000 patients for treatment, with most benefiting from ongoing care over many years. SHRINERSCHILDRENS.ORG “Our goal is giving these kids what they need to achieve their dreams, which includes the ability to be independent and self-sufficient,” explains Anderson. “Whether you donate $10 or $1 million, you are directly impacting children’s lives,” concludes Anderson. “A donation to Shriners Hospital is one way you can make a huge difference in the lives of children and build a healthier, stronger community.”   ®