20 QUESTIONS 1991–92

THE SHRINE OF NORTH AMERICA AND SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN

1. Q. What is total Shrine membership in North America?
  A. Approximately 720,000
2. Q. How many Shrine Temples are there?
  A. There are 191 Shrine Temples throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.
3. Q. What was the first Shrine Temple?
  A. Mecca Temple was organized in New York City in 1872.
4. A. When did the first Shriners Hospital open, and where is it located?
  A. In 1922, in Shreveport, La.
5. Q. When did the Shriners Burns Institutes open?
  A. Galveston, Texas, in 1966, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1968, and Boston, Mass., in 1968
6. Q. What is the purpose of Shriners Hospitals?
  A. Shriners Hospitals have a three-fold purpose:
  1. TREATMENT To save children's lives and restore their bodies to the highest level of usefulness;
  2. RESEARCH: To conduct research into orthopaedic and burn care; and
  3. EDUCATION: To train physicians and other medical professionals in the care and treatment of orthopaedic disabilities and burn injuries.
7. Q. How much does it cost for a child to receive care at a Shriners Hospital?
  A. Nothing. All care and services provided at Shriners Hospitals are totally without charge to the patient and family, and no payments are sought or received from any insurance company or government agency.
8. Q. Where does the money come from to operate the 22 Shriners Hospitals?
  A. Gifts, bequests, income from the endowment fund, hospital fund-raising events and the annual hospital assessment paid by every Shriner. All donations and bequests not restricted by the donor become part of the endowment fund, with income from the fund being used to operate Shriners Hospitals.
9. Q. When did the Shrine's three Spinal Cord Injury Centers open?
  A. Philadelphia, Pa., in 1980, Chicago, Ill., in 1983; and San Francisco, Cal., in 1984
10. Q. What is the total 1992 operating budget for Shriners Hospitals?
  A. $306 million. The 1991 operating budget is $270 million, including $20 million allocated for research. The capital expenditures budget is $36 million.
11. Q. How much of the 1992 Shriners Hospitals operating budget is used directly for patient care and research at the hospitals?
  A. 96 percent
12. Q. To date, how much money has been spent operating the 22 Shriners Hospitals?
  A. More than $2 billion
13. Q. To date, how much money has been spent on construction costs for the 22 Shriners Hospitals?
  A. Approximately $475 million
14. Q. To date, how many children have been helped at the 22 Shriners Hospitals?
  A. Approximately 450,000 children have completed their treatment and been permanently discharged from Shriners Hospitals.
15. Q. In 1991, how many admissions were made to the 19 orthopaedic hospitals?
  A. 19,022
16. Q. In 1991, how many admissions were made to the three Shriners Burns Institutes?
  A. 1,993
17. Q. In 1991 how many outpatent clinic visits were recoded at the 22 Shriners Hospitals?
  A. 197,882
18. Q. Up to what age are children admitted to Shriners Hospitals?
  A. Up to their 18th birthday
19. Q. What is the average length of stay in the orthopaedic hospitals?
  A. 9.7 days
20. Q. What is the average length of stay in the three burns institutes?
  A. 10.3 days

All figures through December 31, 1991

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN

Orthopaedic Hospitals

* CHICAGO UNIT
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60635

ERIE UNIT
1645 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA, 16505

GREENVLLE UNIT
950 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29609

HONOLULU UNIT
1310 Punahou St.
Honolulu, HI 96826

HOUSTON UNIT
1402 N. MacGregor
Houston, TX 77030

INTERMOUNTAIN UNIT
Fairfax Ave. at Virginia St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

LEXINGTON UNIT
1900 Richmond Rd.
Lexington, KY 40502

LOS ANGELES UNIT
3160 Geneva St.
Los Angeles CA 90020

MEXICO CITY UNIT
Suchil No. 152, Col. El Rosado Delg.
Coyoacan 04380
Mexico, D.F., Mexico

MONTREAL UNIT
1529 Cedar Ave. Montreal,
Quebec, Canada H3G 1A6

*PHILADELPHIA UNIT
8400 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152

PORTLAND UNIT
3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201 2001

ST.LOUIS UNIT
2001 S.Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

* SAN FRANCISCO UNIT
1701 19th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122

SHREVEPORT UNIT
3100 Samford Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

SPOKANE UNIT
N. 820 Summit Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

SPRINGFIELD UNIT
516 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104

TAMPA UNIT
12502 North Pine Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612

TWIN CITIES UNIT
2025 E. River Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

* Hospital includes Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit.

BURNS INSTITUTES

BOSTON UNIT
51 Blossom St.
Boston, MA 02114

CINCINNATI UNIT
3229 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

GALVESTON UNIT
610 Texas Ave.
Galveston, TX 77550