West Penn Pediatric Burn Program

The West Penn Burn Center is the only one in the region to receive the honorable verification seal from the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. This designation acknowledges excellence in managing pediatric burns.

Our team of pediatric burn specialists are committed to supporting children with burn injuries. Our goal is to quickly get children back to enjoying their healthy, on-the-go lives.

Pediatric burn care at West Penn Hospital: Why choose us?

The West Penn Burn Center is part of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN). Our pediatric program meets the unique medical needs of children who have burn injuries. We offer:

  • Nitrous oxide sedation during dressing changes to minimize pain
  • Around-the-clock availability of pediatric experts in critical care and anesthesiology
  • Child life specialists and pediatric psychologists to help children cope with the trauma of a burn injury
  • A children’s playroom
  • School re-entry programs
  • Summer camp for burn-injured children
  • An outpatient burn clinic
  • Home health services through Healthcare@Home

Burn Center summer camp

Our free annual summer camp is open to children ages 7 to 17 who have been treated at the West Penn Burn Center. The five-day camp offers children with burn injuries a chance to meet and bond with children who have experienced similar injuries. Skilled professionals help the children build confidence while having fun.

Contact us to learn more about the West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp, including how to become a camp counselor.

Back-to-school program

Returning to school can be stressful for children with burn injuries. Our program eases this transition by:

  • Educating school personnel and classmates about a child’s burns and scars
  • Familiarizing school personnel and classmates about burn treatments, including rehabilitative garments or equipment that the returning student uses
  • Offering a forum for classmates to ask questions and express concerns
  • Teaching burn prevention

Contact us

Call (412) 578-5273 to speak to a specialist at the West Penn Burn Center inpatient unit. Call (412) 578-5120 for the outpatient clinic.

Find us

West Penn Hospital
North Tower, Second Floor
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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