Midian Shrine

Midian Shrine Center is an organization of Shrine Masons who believe in the Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of Man, and Charity to those in need.

The Center is affiliated with Shriners International and supports the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Midian Shrine Center was founded in 1909.  The derivation of the word “Midian” is a Biblical name for a part of northwest Arabia. It also alludes to the meaning of middle, which describes location of the organization in the approximate middle of the United States.

Midian consists of Shrine Clubs “mini centers” which are located in communities outside of Wichita. They provide members with a meeting place, as well as an opportunity to remain active in those programs and services of Midian Shrine Center and Shrine of North America.

We also offer Units or special interest groups for members. The units give members a chance to pursue common interests, such as clowning, horseback riding, music, sports like bowling, parades, motorized cars, go-carts and cycles, and many other interests.

Two special units called the Flying Fezzes and Hospital Van Unit also help Midian transport children to physician-ordered orthopedic services offered by the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

In 2012, Shriners Hospitals for Children treated their 1,000,000th patient.

For over 90 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children® have provided some of the best medical care in the  world dedicated to improving the lives of children through innovative research, education, and specialized treatment of orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, club feet, scoliosis and cleft lip and palate, just to name a few of the many conditions treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children® that affect the lives of children.  With 22 hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Shriners Hospitals for Children® is committed to providing expert, family-centered care.  All care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® is provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® serve any child from birth to age 18, who can benefit from our excellent medical care. Eligibility is not based on finances, insurability, or other socioeconomic factors.

Midian Shrine transports approximately 225 children to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®, St. Louis, Missouri for treatment. The annual approximate cost for Midian to transport these children and their parents or guardians to and from Shriners Hospitals is over $225,000.00.  St. Louis is a specialty hospital for the treatment of Pediatric Orthopedics.  The St. Louis Hospital was opened in 1924 and currently we have 25-30 attending physicians.  More than 90,000 children have been served since 1924.  The average daily census is 12-15 patients with an average length of stay for 2-3 days.  St. Louis Doctors perform over 100 surgeries each month and an average of 1,000 clinic visits per month.  St. Louis Hospital has about 10,000 active patients and the hospital experiences about 2,000 new patients every year.

In 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened a brand-new St. Louis Hospital!

2016 Potentate Bart Ogden says, “Shriners Hospitals for Children® have continued to provide free care to children in face of ever-rising medical costs.  Our hospitals also perform research that becomes tomorrow’s innovative treatment.”