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Burn Center

About Us

Specialized, efficient, high-quality care is a focus and a priority

Established in 1969, the West Penn Burn Center is a national leader in innovative burn care. As a valued community resource dedicated to the prevention and care of adult and pediatric burn injuries, the center treats more than 2,000 patients each year from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. We deliver high-quality comprehensive care—on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis—using the newest and most advanced technologies in the field.

West Penn Burn Center is the only burn center in the region to receive the honorable American Burn Association verification seal acknowledging excellence in pediatric burn management. No one in the region is more committed to treating and supporting children with burn injuries. Our multidisciplinary pediatric team includes pediatricians, critical care, physical therapy, child life support, pediatric psychology and pediatric-trained nurses. They provide skills, expertise and compassion to deal effectively with the most challenging cases, helping children to return to healthy energetic lives.

The most advanced facilities and services

West Penn Burn Center supports comprehensive continuity of care. The patient’s entire length of stay, from admission to discharge, takes place in the Burn Center under the continual medical management of the specialized burn team, decreasing the potential risk of infection for the patient and maximizing care.

Our facility provides patients with the latest in technology and advanced treatment, including:

  • Fourteen private, temperature-controlled, ventilated rooms
  • Six specially equipped beds for the most critically injured
  • Advanced treatment rooms
  • Facilities to treat thermal, electrical or chemical injuries
  • Services for inhalation injuries
  • A children’s playroom within the Burn Center
  • Facilities for outpatient burn care
  • A large, comfortable family waiting room

 

The clinical team at the West Penn Burn Center is comprised of highly experienced burn care specialists from many disciplines who share a common commitment and goal—to improve the lives of adults and children with burn injuries. Ultimately, the focus is to ensure the best possible functional and cosmetic outcomes in the safest and most efficient manner.