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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is celebrating an important milestone. We turn 20 this year! Our first patients walked through our doors on April 14, 1997. Since then, more than 70,000 children have been accepted for care. California Governor Pete Wilson spoke at the formal dedication of our hospital on June 1, 1997. Nearly 4,000 Shriners and guests attended the festivities that included a Shrine parade and hospital tours. The opening of our Shriners Hospital in Sacramento was heralded as a “dream come true” — and as a place where children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and burns could benefit from the gift of expert pediatric care. Now, we offer so much more. Our services have expanded to include plastic surgery, cleft lip surgery and pediatric surgery. And our scientific and clinical research programs continue to grow, as does the number of children we serve. Clearly, there is a lot to celebrate. We hope you will join us.
This is our day to share triumphs and memories as we honor former patients, staff and hospital volunteers. The celebration includes entertainment, brunch and lots of time to share memories. We encourage all alumni to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shriners Alumni Stories
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is hosting an Alumni Day brunch on October 21, 2017. Hundreds of former patients and staff will be in attendance to share their memories.
Dulce was 16 years old the first time she came to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. It was December 2001. Third degree burns covered her face and hands. The life-threatening injuries were caused by a kitchen gas leak that triggered an explosion and fire that destroyed her family’s home in Nogales, Mexico. Read more »
Born with a right arm that did not extend below the elbow, Tal Oppenheimer faced a childhood of frequent medical appointments. But she reflects on all those visits to Shriners Hospital for Children — Northern California fondly and with much appreciation. Read more »