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Zembo Shrine Center
2801 N. 3rd Street
3rd & Division Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 236-7241 Circus Tickets
January - March M-F 9 am - 4 pm
(717) 236-4591 Circus Office
January - March M-F 9 am - 4 pm
(717) 238-8107 Business Office
M-F 8:30 am - 4 pm
(717) 238-3106 Fax
(717) 441-1493 Rentals

Henry J. Martin, P.P.
- Recorder / Rental Manager

Online Payments

Welcome to the Zembo Shrine website!  Feel free to scroll through the website menu (orange menu in the upper left) to learn more about Zembo Shrine, our national fraternal organization - Shriners International, our main philanthropy project - the Shriners Hospitals for Children; a listing of our Upcoming Events, (including our annual Zembo Shrine Circus); information on Membership, Donations, Memorials, Rental Events and Rates; our History and Legacy, Parade Information, Unit & Club webpages and much, much more!   



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"Future pharmacists give back to the patients at the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital"

                Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia serves the entire mid-Atlantic region and beyond by providing care for children with orthopaedic conditions or spinal cord injuries regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The Shriners, members of Shriners International also help families by offering complimentary door-to-door transportation. It is important to note that we provide care to children other doctors say cannot be helped, are too complex, or are too expensive to pursue. We are pleased that we have been able to offer this wonderful service to the benefit of our local and extended community for the last 89 years.

             Members of Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Alpha-Alpha Chapter, Temple University Pharmaceutical students presented a very generous $1,000 donation to Ms. Terry Diamond, director of development, to be designated for MAGEC® rods to help straighten the spine of children who have excessive curvatures of the spine. The MAGEC® System is an adjustable, magnetic growing rod. It is used to brace a child’s spine during childhood growth to minimize the progression of scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Following a surgical procedure to implant the rod, it can be non-invasively lengthened in the physician’s office using an external magnetic remote controller. The remote controller is a portable, hand-held unit that lengthens the MAGEC® rod (or rods) in a controlled manner after being implanted. The controller is easily programmed by the physician to each child’s personal prescription.

             Children can return to their daily activities much sooner than with previous surgical solutions. With the MAGEC® rods system there are fewer surgeries for the child and fewer complications. “We hope we can work together to improve their quality of life and take advantage of this time in their lives when we can achieve significant correction while the children are still growing,” stated Dr. Amer Samdani, chief of surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children. The results are amazing and we were featured on The Doctors TV show. Each titanium rod costs $35,000 and an individual child may need one or two. The generous donation from Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity will help more children in need of this innovative life changing care. Thanks from all of patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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Shriners Hospitals for Children:  "Burn surgeon leads study published in national journal"

            Tina Palmieri, M.D., assistant chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, published results of a nine-year study on mortality rates for burn-injured children in the May 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, a publication of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The study reveals that mortality rates are lower in high-volume pediatric burn centers, including the Northern California Shriners Hospital and its sister burn centers in Galveston, Cincinnati, and Boston.

           “In an effort to promote positive outcomes in children with burn injuries, we felt it was important to examine survival rates of children treated at burn centers throughout the United States. Because children have unique medical needs, we suspected a link between the number of patients treated and patient outcomes,” says Dr. Palmieri.

           According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCICP), accidents are the leading cause of death in children in the United States, and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in children 0-9 years old. Between 2001 and 2011, more than 1.5 million children sustained burn injuries, and 5,842 of those children died, according to the NCICP.

          To determine the relationship between the volume of burn admissions and the outcomes for children with burns, the research included a retrospective review of 210,683 records entered in the National Burn Repository (NBR) from 2000-2009. Of those records, 33,115 were for children under 18 years of age treated for burn injuries at 65 facilities in the United States. The number of patients varied greatly among facilities.

           “The study showed that factors influencing survival rates include age, size of burn and inhalation injury,” says Dr. Palmieri. “But the most significant finding was the relationship between patient volume and mortality rates. Data revealed that hospitals that admitted more than 200 pediatric burn patients a year had the lowest mortality rates for children, and the death rate for children with burn injury is decreased by 40 percent for every 100 patients treated at a center.

          There are seven tertiary burn centers in the United States with more than 200 pediatric burn admissions a year, and four of those are Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Northern California Shriners Hospital in Sacramento is the region’s busiest pediatric burn center, admitting more than 350 new patients annually and seeing upwards of 4,300 children in its burn clinic each year.

           Dr. Palmieri, a past president of the American Burn Association, extends her expertise in critical care to adults and children though her work at Shriners Hospital and as professor and director of the Firefighters Burn Center at the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Association for Surgery and Trauma, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Pacific Coast Surgical Society, and the International Society for Burn Injury.

             The study was co-authored by Sandra Taylor, Ph.D., MaryBeth Lawless, R.N., Terese Curri, M.S., Soman Sen, M.D., and David Greenhalgh, M.D. Complete results of the study appear in May 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the article “Burn Center Volume Makes a Difference for Burned Children.”



If you are looking for a way to help local Shriners Hospital patients, we can always put your dollars to work.


                   The Zembo Transportation Fund was established to help provide transportation assistance to our local children who are patients of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  This program is run by the Nobles of Zembo Shrine, in the "Shepherds Unit", who volunteer their time and energy to making certain that patients who would otherwise be unable to travel to the hospital are able to get to their appointments. The travel expenses associated with this volunteer service are paid for through the generous contributions made to this fund.  These donations are assisting local families every day by allowing them access to the care that their child needs at our Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations are accepted year round and are tax deductible.  Zembo Shrine's jurisdiction covers patients who reside in the following counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Hershey, Lebanon, Juniata, Perry and York.  Lancaster County is a shared jurisdiction.  Zembo represents the western half of Lancaster County, while Rajah Shrine represents the eastern half of Lancaster County. 

           If you would like to help support our patient transportation program, donations can be made payable to the ZEMBO TRANSPORTATION FUND and can be forwarded to:  Zembo Shrine Business Office at 2801 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Just click on the link below to print out a donor form. 

Print Transportation Fund Donor Form



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2015 Dues are Now Past Due!

2015 Membership Dues were due by January 1st, 2015.

Make your check* payable to: Zembo Shrine with your Member number noted.

Mail to: Zembo Shrine - Dues - 2801 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or come to our business office M-F 9am to 4pm (3rd st. entry)

Nobles who have not submitted their 2015 dues payment by December 15, 2015 are subject to suspension at the end of the year.

FYI - Those Nobles who wish to Demit from Zembo Shrine, you must pay all past due balances in order to request a Demit Certificate.



Shriners Hospitals for Children 

Why we're here... Read stories about our patients.

What is Shriners Hospitals for Children?

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family–centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia is a 59 -bed hospital specializing in providing pediatric specialty care to kids with orthopaedic conditions and spinal cord injuries. Local children from the Central PA area travel to Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia every day for this specialized expert medical care. Patients who are 18 years and younger are considered based on medical need only; nationality, insurance status, relation to a Shriner, nor a family's ability to pay are factors in admission to our programs.

For more information on our hospitals, click on "Shriners Hospitals" in the orange menu or call our Patient Referral hotline at 1-800-237-5055.






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