Shriners Hospital For Children: A Case Study

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Organization Eight: Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospital for Children (Shriners) is an international nonprofit hospital that provides healthcare services and rehabilitation to children with health issues in the areas of orthopedics, cleft lip and palate deformity, spinal cord injury, and burn recovery (Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2016). Beyond providing excellent healthcare for children, Shriners Hospital for Children also emphasizes the importance of physician education and research - for the improvement of children and families’ lives (Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2016). Shriners has 22 hospitals across the United States - from Portland, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts - and an orthopedics hospital in Montreal, Canada …show more content…

Based on Shriners Hospital for Children’s organizational autonomy rewarding their programs, services, and funding in relation to Worth’s (2014) definition Shriners Hospital for Children clearly exemplify the second characteristic of a nonprofit (Shriners Hospital for Children, 2016; Worth, 2014). For example, Shriners receives $340 million in private support but the organization goes not receive any finical government support (Forbes, 2017). Shriners Hospital 's commitment to nonprofit distribution or the responsible use of organizational funds is embodied by Shriners ' core value of stewardship - under which the organization pledges to "responsibly manage and apply [their] resources to maximize the benefit to [the hospital 's] patients, their families, employees, fraternity members and donors" (EthicsPoint, 2017, para. 3). The application of self-governance for the Shriners Hospital is self evident as the organization relies on both a board of directors and a board of trustees for …show more content…

Shriners’ board’s active enforcement and accountability role with Shriners are the hallmarks of a private organization according to Worth (2014) - which defines a private organization by its control machines being private or governmental (Worth, 2014) - the Shriners Hospital is rightly classified as a private nonprofit, not a government agency or nonprofit agency (Shriners Hospital for Children, 2016; Worth, 2014). The fifth characteristic of a nonprofit is its voluntary nature (Worth, 2014). Shriners Hospital for Children typifies the importance of volunteerism as “volunteers work exclusively in the department of adolescent and child life development under the supervision of the teachers and pediatric educators…volunteers donate a minimum of fifteen weeks or thirty hours of service…ensur[ing] continuity of service to all our in-patients” (Shriners Hospital for Children, 2016). Based on these findings it is obvious that the organization is build and sustained through volunteer efforts (Shriners Hospital for Children, 2016; Worth, 2014). According to Worth (2014), the sixth characteristic of

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