Community Conversations

Community Conversations Summer 2021

Mel BowerDear Readers,

We have exciting news to share with you! In the near future, we will be launching a completely new website for Shriners Hospitals for Children. We have been working on this for a very long time – putting months and months into planning a site that will be:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Intuitive and responsive to our viewers
  • A showcase for our mission: improving the lives of children through providing amazing patient care, conducting innovative research and offering out­standing educational opportunities for medical professionals
  • Vibrant, bright and beautiful – just like the children we serve

We are also launching a new brand. You will begin to see and hear the phrase “Shriners Children’s.” With this concise phrase, we honor the vision of the Shriners fraternity members who founded our unique and compassionate health care system nearly 100 years ago, and we name the single focus of our work: children.

The Shriners organizations are committed to the ideals and the power of hope and healing. In this issue, we share those values through award-winning photographs from several of our locations. We hope they bring you joy and inspiration.

In that same spirit, we hope for continued progress in the fight against the pandemic and a return to normalcy as soon as possible – for everyone, everywhere.


Mel Bower
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Shriners Hospitals for Children


Jenson stayed in Room 7 at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. Below is a note and illustration the family shared after their stay.

To: The nurses, doctors, cleaning staff and therapists at Shriners Hospitals

Thank you so much for your great care of Jenson and all of us. You made our stay here as pleasant as it could be under the circum­stances. We thank God for you!

This pic was inspired by the beauti­ful view in our room.

Thanks again,
Justin, LaDonna, and Jenson