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INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Provided by the Philadelphia Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley

INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Provided by the Philadelphia Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley

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  • 1. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN INJURIES & GROUPS INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES ORGANIZED BY THE LAWYERS AT ANAPOL SCHWARTZ. © 2008 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONTACT LAWYER: MARK LEWINTER, ESQUIRE CALL: (215) 735-0364 EMAIL: MLEWINTER@ANAPOLSCHWARTZ.COM READ MORE INFORMATION ONLINE AT: www.anapolschwartz.com DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Please use this information to help in your conversation with your doctor. This is general background information and should not be followed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor regarding all medical questions and for all medical treatment.
  • 2. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN INJURIES Every year, thousands of men, women, and children seek medical attention for burn injuries. Although traditionally we think of a burn injury as a heat-inflicted wound, electricity, chemicals, radiation, and extreme cold can also cause burns. If you’re dealing with a burn injury, you should see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you believe the wound is superficial. Burns can cause a number of other problems, especially infection, if they are not cleaned and dressed properly. BURN GROUPS Alabama Iowa Nevada South Dakota Alaska Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee Arizona Kentucky New Jersey Texas California Louisiana New Mexico Utah Colorado Maine New York Vermont Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania Illinois Montana Rhode Island Indiana Nebraska South Carolina BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 2
  • 3. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN FACILITIES Alabama Indiana Nebraska South Carolina Alaska Iowa Nevada South Dakota Arizona Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Texas California Louisiana New Mexico Utah Colorado Maine New York Vermont Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania Illinois Montana Rhode Island BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 3
  • 4. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law THERE ARE THREE MAIN TYPES OF BURNS. First-degree burns, also called superficial burns, affect the epidermis, which is the top level of skin. The most common type of superficial burn is the sunburn. Although first-degree burns hurt, they are rarely dangerous, as long as you keep the wound clean until it heals. If the burn affects the skin on a deeper level, doctors will classify it instead as a second-degree burn. These burns are more dangerous, though they still only affect the skin. They are typically extremely painful and prone to infection. Second-degree burns always require medical attention. Unlike first- and second-degree burns, third-degree burns are usually not painful, because the nerves are damaged. These burns reach beyond the skin, affecting muscles, ten- dons, and ligaments. In some cases, third-degree burns require amputation, and without quick medical attention, these burns are deadly. Sometimes, doctors further classify intense burns as fourth-, fifth-, or sixth-degree burns, but CONTACT A LAWYER these types of burns almost always lead to death, even with Free No-Obligation Consultation medical attention. They affect they entire body, even bones. Please contact us for a free no-obligation consulta- The severity of burns isn’t always dictated by depth of the tion. The more information that you can provide, the burn. The part and amount of your body that is burned also more helpful it will be. You are under no obligation to play roles in determining the severity of your condition. Doc- continue. Any information you provide will be held in tors use “the rule of nines” to estimate the percentage of the strictest of confidence. your body burned, and the higher percentage burned, the more severe your condition. Burns near vital organs are also usually more severe and require extra medical attention. If you have questions, please call us toll-free at 1-866-735-2792. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 4
  • 5. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law In many cases, burn victims are not in medical danger due to the burns themselves, but rather, they are in danger due to the other medical conditions that can result from burns. Infections, dehy- dration, and low oxygen levels are common. Some burns deform the body, which further complicated treatment, as skin grafts and plastic surgery are needed. Burn centers use a number of tech- niques to ensure that patients make a full recovery. Special beds, water baths, and other treatments can all help prevent infection, while still promoting circulation and new skin growth. Burns – even severe, deforming burns – don’t have to ruin your life, however. With the right medical treatment and the support of burn organiza- tions, you can lead a normal life. To learn more about burns and the help available, check out the American Burn Association. BURN GROUPS ALABAMA ALASKA Burn Support Group none University Hospital, 10th floor Jefferson Towers, 619 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233 205-934-4011 no email no website This group meets regularly at the University Hospital. Call for more information. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 5
  • 6. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law ARIZONA Foundation for Burns and Trauma, Inc. P.O. Box 1329, Phoenix, AZ 85001 602-230-2041 http://www.azburn.org/contactusen (email form) http://www.azburn.org This foundation is built on four principles: preven- tion, treatment, rehabilitation, and research. CALIFORNIA Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Burn Institute 2501 W Burbank Blvd., Ste 201, Burbank, CA 91505 8825 Aero Drive, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92123-2269 818-848-0223 858-541-2277 info@aarbf.org vschoonderwoerd@burninstitute.org http://www.aarbf.org http://www.burninstitute.org Along with local burn centers, the AARBF provides BI supports patients, as well as funds research and support to burn survivors and their families living in treatment and works with communities to education California. people about fire and burn prevention. Children’s Burn Foundation 5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 800-949-8898 info@childburn.org http://www.childburn.org This organization works to prevent burn injuries to children, as well as to provide support to children who have suffered severe burns and their families. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 6
  • 7. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law COLORADO Cheley Children’s Hospital Burn Camp The Children’s Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218 303-764-8295 doctor.marion@tchden.org http://noordinarycamps.org/ The burn camp programs helps kids of all ages deal with burn injuries. CONNECTICUT Connecticut Burns Care Foundation 601 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460 203-878-6744 ctburnscare@optonline.net http://www.ctburnsfoundation/org The CT Burns Foundation supports survivors with education as well as a children’s burn camp. DELAWARE none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 7
  • 8. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law FLORIDA Children’s Burn Foundation Camp Hopetake P.O. Box 678369, Orlando, FL 32767-8367 Tampa General Hospital, P.O. Box 1289, Davis Island, Tampa, 561-542-5397 FL 33601 Hrothwell@childrensburnfoundationoffl.com 813-229-7540 http://childrensburnfoundationoffl.com sectreas@tampafirefighters.com http://www.tampafirefighters.com/comm_serv.htm This organization helps to support children in Florida affected by burn injuries. The Burn Camp run by Tampa General Hospital and the Tampa Firefighters gives children’s of all ages the chance to enjoy summer camp, even if they are dealing with burn injuries. GEORGIA The Georgia Fightfighter’s Burn Foun- dation 2575 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 404-320-6223 dgardin@gfbf.org http://www.gfbf.org The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation educa- tions the community, provides scholarships, and runs burn camps for children. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 8
  • 9. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law HAWAII IDAHO none none ILLINOIS Knapp Burn Foundation Illinois Fire Safety Alliance P.O. Box 1135, Bloomington, IL 61702 P.O. Box 911, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 309-663-1008 847-390-0911 info@knapp-burn.org mwerder@ifsa.org http://www.knapp-burn.org http://www.ifsa.org Started in 1989, this foundation was started by the This organization runs a burn camp, as well as a family of a burn victim to help assist other families number of educational programs. dealing with burn trauma. American Burn Association 625 N Michigan Avenue, Ste 2550, Chicago IL 60611 312-642-9260 info@ameriburn.org http://www.ameriburn.org This national organization, based in Chicago, is dedicated to patient care, education, research, and advocacy BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 9
  • 10. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law INDIANA The People’s Burn Foundation 323 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 877-814-2024 slongerich@peoplesburnfoundation.org http://www.peoplesburnfoundation.org The PBF provides burn education and support to victims in Indiana. They also runan annual burn sur- vivor camp, as well as interactive seminars. IOWA St. Florian Fire & Burn Foundation 3640 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA 1104 712-258-2678 ffjbentson@aol.com http://www.stflorian-siouxcity.org This foundation’s burn camp is one of the best in the nation, and they also have local support group meet- ings and educational oppertunities. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 10
  • 11. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law KANSAS Burn Survivor Support Group Burnett Burn Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, Hospital Level 5, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160 913-588-6540 no email http://www.kumc.edu/burn/support.html The Burnett Burn Center has support group meet- ings for families and individuals. KENTUCKY none LOUISIANA Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation P.O. Box 610, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130- 3932 318-675-6589 webservant@campimstillme.com http://www.campimstillme.com/ This burn foundation runs a camp for burned chil- dren and provides education oppertunities for the community. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 11
  • 12. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MAINE Pine Tree Burn Foundation 24 Jersey Avenue, Portland, ME 04104 207-797-6975 reedes@mmc.org http://ww.ptbf.org The Pine Tree Burn Foundation educations the com- munity about fire prevention and provides support to burn victims. MARYLAND National Firefighters Children’s Burn Camp 430 Harris Farm Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029 410-531-5942 erinb@dcffburnfoundation.org http://www.dcffburnfoundation.org/conburncamp.htm Burn victims in the Marland, Virginia, and DC area can go to the burn camp run by the DC Firefighter’s Burn Foundatoin. MASSACHUSETTS none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 12
  • 13. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MICHIGAN The Phoenix Society for Burn Survi- Great Lakes Burn Camp vors, Inc. 1709 North West Avenue, PMB 138, Jackson, MI 49202 1835 R W Berends Dr. SW, Gran Rapids, MI 49519-4955 800-989-2571 616-458-2773 djamieson@greatlaskesburncamp.com info@phoenix-society.org http://www.greatlakesburncamp.com/ http://www.phoenix-society.org This burn camp connects burn victims from around This nonprofit is a national leader in providing sup- the state to offer support and education. port o burn victims, as well as eductional and advo- cacy programs. MINNESOTA Cool the Burn Ramsey Burn Camp: Camp Courage The Burn Center at Rgions Hospital, 640 Jackson Street, St. St. Paul Ramsey Burn Center, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, Pal, MN 55101 MN 55101 651-254-3456 612-228-8150 https://www.regionshospital.com/Regions/FrontDoor/ no email 1,1639,contact,00.html (email form) no website http://www.regionshospital.com/Regions/ Menu/0,1640,11324,00.html This annual burn camp for children helps provides support to victims and their families. This burn center has support groups and camps for children who have survived burns. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 13
  • 14. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Burn Camp P.O. Box 1904, Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-634-4566 no email http://www.hillbillyburnbenefit.com/burncamp.htm Started in 1996, this camp is offered at no cost to participants. Burn survivors aged 7 through 17 are welcome. MISSOURI Burns Recovered Support Group, Inc. 11710 Administration Dr., Ste 2B, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-997-2757 brsg@sbcglobal.net http://www.brsg.org Formed in 1983, this group meets routinely and also works with the community, local fire companies, and hospitals to provide burn education. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 14
  • 15. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MONTANA NEBRASKA none none NEVADA Burn Center Support Group 2040 West Charleston Medical Building, Las Vegas, NV 702-383-2274 burnsupportUMC@cs.com This group meets once a month to provide support to burn victims and their families. NEW HAMPSHIRE none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 15
  • 16. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law NEW JERSEY St. Barnabas Burn Foundation 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-322-500 no email http://www.njburncenter.com/foundation.html Founded in 1987, this organization provides both emotional and financial support to burn victims and their families. NEW MEXICO none NEW YORK Rochester Area Burn Survivor Support Syracuse Area Burn Survivor Support Group Group Strong Memorial Hospital, Conference Room on Unit 328, 601 Clark Burn Center, Outpatient Area UH 6408, 70 East Adams Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14623 Streest, Syracuse, NY 13210 no phone no phone jank1@klapetzky.com jank1@klapetzky.com http://flrba.com/supportgroup.html http://flrba.com/supportgroup.html This group meets for an hour and a half on the third This group meets for two hours on the first Wednes- Monday of every month. day of every month BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 16
  • 17. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law NORTH CAROLINA Victim to Victor Suppor Group The January Foundation Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1820 West First One Golden Pond, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 919-602-6023 336-883-2706 info@burnsurvivor.org frank@burnsupportnc.org http://burnsurvivor.org http://www.burnsupportnc.org The January Foundation and supplemental website The V2V group meets every third Saturday to talk were started by a burn survivor. They help connect aboutburn trauma survior issues. survivors, provide support, and offer educational programs. NORTH DAKOTA none OHIO Adult Burn Recovery Group 2500 MetroHealth Driver, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998 216-778-7800 http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=38 (email form) http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=1019&oTopID=1008 This group meets once a week, plus an additional evening every month. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 17
  • 18. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law OKLAHOMA Baptist Medical Center Burn Survivor Support Group Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Epressway, Oklahoma City, OK 405-949-3345 no email http://www.integris-health.com/INTEGRIS/en-US/Specialties/ A-F/BurnCenter/ The Paul Silverstein Burn Center is one of the best in the nation, and they have multiple support group meetings every month. OREGON Burn Education at the Oregon Burn Center 3001 North Gantenbein, Portland, OR 503-413-4232 no email http://www.legacyhealth.org/body.cfm?id=1787#class These classes are available for the entire family to learn about burn care and prevention. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 18
  • 19. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law PENNSYLVANIA Burn Foundation United States Burn Suport Organization 1520 Locust Street, Ste 401, Philadelphia, PA 19102 P.O. Box 26001, Philadelphia, PA 19128 215-455-3816 215-473-2955 info@burnfoundation.com usburnsupport@usburn.org http://www.burnfoundation.org http://www.usburn.org The Burn Foundation sponsors education to help This group supports victims through burn camps, prevent ire and burn ijuries, as well as gives support meetings, and more. to families dealing with burn injuries. RHODE ISLAND none SOUTH CAROLINA firefighters and the MUSC Children’s Hospital. They Camp “Can” Do cater toward children aged 6-17 who have survived a MUSC Children’s Hospital, 124 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, major burn injury. SC 29425 843-792-1414 mundayje@musc.edu http://www.musckids.com/health_library/burns/campcando.htm Camp Can Do is co-sponsored by South Carolina’s BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 19
  • 20. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law SOUTH DAKOTA none TENNESSEE Middle Tennessee Burn Survivor Group Vanderbilt Burn Center, S-4400 Medical Center North, Vander- bilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-2165 615-226-4330 no email http://www.vuburncenter.com/community/index.html This group meets ones a month for 1-2 hours to sup- port burn victims. TEXAS Burn Suvivors Throughout the World, The Amos House of Faith Inc. 4026 Woodhaven, Houston, TX 77025 16193 Lone Star Ranch Drive #102, Conroe, TX 77302 832-816-5941 936-647-2256 james_page@theamoshouseoffaith.org info@burnsrvivorsttw.org http://www.theamoshouseoffaith.org http://www.www.burnsurvivorsttw.org The Amos House has a number of programs for burn This organization connects burn patients from all victims of all ages, including mounting meetings for parts of the world. children and daily support for adults. The organiza- tion is run by burn survivors. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 20
  • 21. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law TEXAS (CONTINUED) Burn Survivor’s Support Group Memorial Hermann Hospital, 6411 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030 713-704-4350 darrell_essary@mhhs.org http://www.memorialhermann.org/servicesandprograms/sup- portgroups/content.aspx?id=626#burn This group meets one Saturday a month. UTAH The Intermountain Burn Center’s River Rafting Expedition University Hospital, 50 Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84132 801-581-2700 burncenter@hsc.utah.edu http://uuhsc.utah.edu/burncamp/ This event is organized for burn survivors. They also have a camp and adult events. VERMONT none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 21
  • 22. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law VIRGINIA Flicker of Hope Foundation 8624 Janet Lane, Vienna, Virginia 22180 703-698-1626 info@flickerofhope.org http://www.flickerofhope.org This group provides emotional support for burn victims and their families. They also give out annual scholar- ships and have counseling options for survivors. WASHINGTON Northwest Burn Foundation Burn Children Recovery Foundation 1515 NW 52nd Street, Ste A, Seattle, WA 98107 P.O. Box 3231, Everett, WA 98203 206-789-6838 800-799-BURN jroot@nwburn.org bcrf@whidbey.net http://www.nwburn.org http://burnedchildrenrecovery.org/ The NW Burn Foundation provides cometic consulta- This organization provides support to all children tion, emergency housing, prevention education, local dealing with burn injuries. support group meetings, and more for burn victims in Alaska, Washington, Idahoa, Oregon, and Montana. WEST VIRGINIA none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 22
  • 23. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law WISCONSIN Milwaukee Area Burn Support Group Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Burn Center, 2323 North Lake P.O. Box 1442, Brookfield, WI 53008 Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211 800-315-0911 414-291-1163 http://www.wafs.org/contact_us.asp (email Form) ester@tds.net http://www.wafs.org none This group deal with fire safety and runs an annual St. Mary’s support group caters to burn victims of all burn camp for children. ages, as well as their families. WYOMING none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 23
  • 24. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN FACILITIES ALABAMA UAB Burn Center Children’s Hospital of Alabama Medical 1619 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233 Center Burn Unit 800-822-6478 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 http://www.health.uab.edu/13413/ 205-939-9398 http://burncenter.chsys.org/ The University of Alabama at Burmingham is the only trauma burn ICU in the state. They rank in the top The Burn Center at the Children’s Hospital of Ala- 90% nationally. bama is the only pediatic burn trauma center in the state. They are affiliated with the UAB Medical Center. University of South Alabama Burn Center 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617-2293 251-471-7000 rlowry@usouthal.edu http://www.usouthal.edu/usamc/centers.html The University of South Alabama Region Burn Center is a Level I Burn Trauma center with 19 beds, includ- ing 7 for intensive care patients. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 24
  • 25. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law ALASKA Thermal Wound Services Providence Alaska Medical Center P.O. Box 196604, Anchorage, AK 99519-6604 907-562-2211 http://www.providence.org/alaska/contact.htm (email form) http://www.providence.org/alaska Opened in 1979, the Thermal Unit treats both burns and frostbite. ARIZONA Arizona Burn Center Carondelet Burn/Wound Care Center Maricopa Medical Center 1802 W. St. Mary’s Road, Tucson, AZ 85745 2601 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008 520-205-7520 602-344-5726 comments@carondelet.org. info@azburncenter.com http://www.carondelet.org/BurnWound/ http://www.azburncenter.com The Burn/Wound Center at Carondelet Health has a The Arizona Burn Center serves all of Arizona, as team of doctors and nurses specifically dedicated to well as surrounding states and Northern Mexico. treating burn wounds. They have 19 beds for intensive care patients, as well as outpatient services BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 25
  • 26. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law ARKANSAS Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Center 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 77202-3591 501-364-1100 http://www.archildrens.org/contact/webmaster.asp (email form) http://www.archildrens.org/medical_services/inpatient/burn_ center.asp This is the state’s only burn center. They treat adults as well as children. CALIFORNIA The Grossman Burn Center Inland Countries Regional Burn Center 1001 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 714-953-2377 400 North Pepper Avenue, Colton, CA 92324-1819 gbc@grossmanburncenter.com 909-580-1000 http://www.grossmanburncenter.com/santa_ana/index.html www.arrowheadmedcenter.org/home.aspx The Grossman Burn Center is a state-of-the-art facil- With 14 beds, this is the only burn center to serve ity devoted purely to the treatment of burn patients Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 751 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 408-885-5000 http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/scvmc/agencysubsite This is the only hospital in the region that provides state-of-the art support for burn patients. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 26
  • 27. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law COLORADO The Children’s Hospital Burn Center Western States Burn Center 13123 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045 North Colorado Medical Center 720-777-1234 1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 www.thechildrenshospital.org/about/contact.aspx (email form) 970-352-4121 www.thechildrenshospital.org/conditions/skin/burn/index.aspx www.bannerhealth.com/_Contact+Us/_feedback.htm (email form) The Children’s Hospital is the only medical center in www.bannerhealth.com/Locations/Colorado/North+Colorad the state specifically equipped to deal with pediactric o+Medical+Center/Programs+and+Services/Burn+Center/ burn patients. About+WSBC.htm Founded in 1981, this burn center has 10 beds, Burn Unit including 4 ICU burn beds. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 1635 Ursula Street, Aurora, CO 80045 303-372-0001 www.uch.edu/conditions/burns/index.aspx This burn center is verified by the American Burn As- sociation and the American College of Surgeons. CONNECTICUT This burn center is verified by the American Burn Panettieri Burn Center Association and the American College of Surgeons. Bridgeport Hospital They treat approximately 200 inpatients and 800 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610-2870 outpatients every year. 203-384-3533 kjcase@bpthosp.org http://www.bridgeporthospital.org/BurnCenter/ BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 27
  • 28. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law DELAWARE Served by PA and NY burn centers FLORIDA Orlando Regional Medical Center Shands Burn Center 1414 Kuhl Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806-2134 University of Florida 407-841-5176 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610 http://www.orlandoregionalhealth.org/forms/feedback/ (email 352-265-0111 form) Jackson Memorial Burn Center http://www.orlandohealth.com/OrlandoRegionalMedicalCenter/ University of Miami OurMedicalSpecialties/EmergencyandTraumaCare/BurnUnit/ BurnUnit.aspx?Pid=2497&Wid=20 Open since 1973, the Shands Burn Center works with burn patients of all ages and provides six ICU burn This is the only burn hospital in central Florida. They beds. treat patients with all kinds of burns. Tampa Bay Regional Burn Center Tampa General Hospital P.O. Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601 813-844-7000 jstone@tgh.org http://www.tgh.org/burn.htm This verified burn venter has 13 patients beds, in- cluding 6 ICU burn beds. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 28
  • 29. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law GEORGIA Joseph M. Still Burn Center Emory University Burn Center Doctors Hospital of Augusta Grady Memorial Hospital 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909 80 Butler Street, Atlanta, GA 30335 706-651-6661 404-616-9852 tanya.simpson@hcahealthcare.com http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/ http://www.josephmstillburncenter.com/ They have one of the nation’s largest burn units. This burn center has supported patients in southern Georiga for over 25 years. They have 59 beds and treat over 2000 patients annually. HAWAII Straub Clinic & Hospital Burn Unit 888 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-522-3731 http://www.straubhealth.org/ This is the only burn unit in Hawaii. IDAHO none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 29
  • 30. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law ILLINOIS Regional Burn Center Loyola University Health System Burn Memorial Medical Center Center 701 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62781 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 217-788-3000 708-216-9000 Webmaster@mhsil.com http://www.luhs.org/comments.cfm (email form) https://www.memorialmedical.com/Services/BurnCenter/De- http://www.luhs.org/programs/burnctr.htm fault.aspx The burn center at Loyola has 10 ICU burn beds, as Treating about 200 patients every year, this burn well as 11 other beds for burn patients. center has 10 beds and world-class treatment tech- nology. University of Chicago Burn Center 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 773-702-1000 https://www.uchospitals.edu/contact/request-information.html (email form) http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/burn-center/ This burn center is one of the few in the country veri- fied by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 30
  • 31. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law INDIANA Indiana University Medical Center Burn St. Joseph’s Medical Center Regional Center Burn Center Wishard Memorial Hospital 700 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1402 1001 W. Tenth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2859 219-425-3570 317-630-6471 https://www.myhospitalwebsite.com/library/webdav/view/StJo- http://www.wishard.edu/burncenter.html eHospital/ContactUs_form (email form) https://www.myhospitalwebsite.com/library/webdav/view/StJo- This is a generally new burn center, founded in 2003. eHospital/OurServices/Burn_Center/BC_Team They have 11 ICU beds, as well as a number of state- of-the-art treatment options. Recognized by the NY Times for their graftin work, this burn center has been serving Indiana since 1974. Riley Children’s Hospital Burn Unit 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2859 317-274-3927 geguthri@iupui.edu http://rileychildrenshospital.com/ This is Indiana’s only pediatric burn center. IOWA Univ. of Iowa Burn Treatment Center University of Iowa Hospital 200 Hawkins Drive, 8JCP, Iowa City, IA 52242-1086 319-356-2496 http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/burntreatmentcenter/index. html Burn patients in this treatment center have a variety of treatment options. There are 16 beds in this unit. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 31
  • 32. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law KANSAS Brunette Burn Center Via Christi Trauma Burn ICU Kansas University Medical Center 929 N. St. Francis Avenue, Wichita, KS 67214-3882 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160-7389 316-268-5388 913-588-6540 http://www.via-christi.org/body.cfm?id=342 http://www.kumc.edu/burn/history.html This burn center has been serving Kansas since Open since the 1970s, this burn center specialized 1982. in family centered care. They have an entertainment lounge, kitchen, children’s playroom, home-training bathroom, rehab room, and locker rooms to help patients and their families learn about long-term care in a comfortbale environment. KENTUCKY Kosair Children’s Hospital Burn Unit Univ. of Louisville Hospital Burn Unit P.O. Box 35070, 231 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40232- 530 S. Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202 5070 502-562-3983 502-629-6000 https://www.uoflhealthcare.org/Default.aspx?tabid=389 (email contactcenter@nortonhealthcare.org form) http://www.nortonhealthcare.com/specialties/pediatric/treat- http://www.uoflhealthcare.org/TraumaCenter/BurnUnit/tab- ment/surgical/burn_unit.aspx id/284/Default.aspx This is the only burn unit in Kentucky for children. Treating around 300 patients every year, this burn center has 17 staff members who specialize in plastic surgery, physical threapy, and other burn treatment techniques. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 32
  • 33. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law LOUISIANA Burn Center Baton Rouge General Medical Center 3600 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 504-387-7716 http://www.brgeneral.org/burn_center.php This is the only burn center serving southeastern Louisiana. MAINE Maine Medical Center Special Care Unit 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102-3175 207-871-2176 http://www.mmc.org/mmc_body.cfm?id=559 (email form) http://www.mmc.org This is the only burn treatment center in Maine. MARYLAND Baltimore Regional Burn Center John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224-2735 410-550-0890 http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/burn This is an verified burn unity that treats patients of all ages. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 33
  • 34. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MASSACHUSETTS Brigham and Women’s Hospital Burn Sumner Redstone Burn Center Center Massachusetts General Hospital 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115-6195 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02115-6195 617-732-7715 617-726-3354 bwhtraumacenter@partners.org cgholland@partners.org http://www.brighamandwomens.org/burntrauma/burncenter/ http://www.massgeneral.org/burns/additionalinfo/how.you.can. BurnCenterMain.aspx help.htm As a verified Level I burn and trauma center, this cen- This burn center treats patients from all over the ter provides world-class treatment to patients from country, accepting patients regardless of ability their all over New England. to pay. MICHIGAN Univ. of Michigan Trauma Burn Center 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, IC-421-UH, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0033 734-936-9666 traumaburn@umich.edu http://www.traumaburn.org/traumaburn The UM Trauma Burn Center is one of the best burn hospitals in the nation. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 34
  • 35. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MINNESOTA Miller-Dwan Burn Center Regions Hospital Burn Center 502 E. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55805 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 218-720-1215 651-254-3456 webfeedback@smdc.org http://www.regionshospital.com/Regions/ http://www.miller-dwan.com/pburn.htm Menu/0,1640,3033,00.html This 15-bed facility serves patients from northeast- This was one of the first burn centers in the United ern Minnesota. States. Hennepin County Medical Center Burn Center 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-347-2915 http://www.hcmc.org/general/ContactUsForm.htm (email form) http://www.hcmc.org/a_z/burncenter.htm The Hennepin County Medical Center has 15 beds to treat both adults and children with burn injuries. MISSISSIPPI none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 35
  • 36. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law MISSOURI George David Peak Memorial Children’s Mercy Hospital Burn Unit Burn Center 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 816-234-3517 573-882-7994 http://www.childrensmercy.org/Content/view.aspx?id=112 http://www.muhealth.org/~burn/physicians.shtml The Children’s Mercy Hospital treats burn victims 24 hours a day at their trauma center. This is the only Level 1 trauma center in Missouri MONTANA none NEBRASKA St. Elizabeth Regional Burn Center 555 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 402-219-7680 tlc@stez.org http://www.saintelizabethonline.com/index.php?page_ id=81&pp=68 This world-renowned burn and wound center offers inpatient and outpatient services. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 36
  • 37. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law NEVADA Lion’s Burn Care Center 1800 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-383-2268 no website This is Nevada’s only burn unit. NEW HAMPSHIRE none NEW JERSEY St. Barnabas Medical Center Burn Center 101 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-533-5920 http://www.njburncenter.com/ Treating more than 350 patients a year, this is the only state-certified burn center in New Jersey. NEW MEXICO none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 37
  • 38. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law NEW YORK Jacobi Medical Center Burn Unit The William Randolph Hearst Burn Pelham Parkway South & Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461 Center 718-918-6007 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065 212-746-5410 http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/jacobi/html/third_level/medserv/ http://www.nyp.org/services/burn-center.html burnunit.html Patients of all ages can be treated at this burn center This burn center treats patients of all ages. Erie County Medical Center Burn Treatment Center 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215-3098 716-898-5231 http://www.ecmc.edu/contact/ (email form) http://www.ecmc.edu/medicalservices/traumaburn/ Only burn center serving western New York. NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Baptist Medical Center Burn Center UNC Hospitals Wake Forest University 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 919-966-2693 336-716-2038 gschmits@unch.unc.edu http://www1.wfubmc.edu/burncenter/ http://www.unchealthcare.org/site/Nursing/servicelines/jaycee- burn With 16 beds or burn patients and 8 ICU beds for severely burned victims, this is one of the top burn This is the largest burn treatment center between units in the state. Baltimore about Miami, treating 600 inpatients and 3500 outpatient burn victims every year. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 38
  • 39. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law NORTH DAKOTA none OHIO University of Cincinnati Hospital Burn MetroHealth Medical Center, Compre- Special Care Unit hensive Burn Care Center 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0818 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109 513-558-8199 216-778-5643 http://www.health-alliance.com/comments.html (email form) http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=38 (contact form) http://www.universityhospitalcincinnati.com/burn_center.html http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=1107 This in the only adult burn center in greater Cincin- Since the 1960s, this hospital has been treating seri- nati area. ous burn patients in the Cleveland area. OKLAHOMA Paul Silverstein Burn Center Alexander Burn Center 3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4481 Hillcrest Medical Center 405-949-3345 1120 S. Utica Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104 http://www.integris-health.com/INTEGRIS/en-US/Specialties/ 918-579-4580 A-F/BurnCenter/ http://www.hillcrest.com/services/alexander_burn_center.php Open since 1975, this is one of the most technologi- This is one of the oldest burn centers in the nation. cally-advanced burn centers in the state. They have 13 beds, including a number of ICU beds. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 39
  • 40. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law OREGON Oregon Burn Center Legacy Emanuel Hospital 3001 N. Gantenbein Avenue, Portland, OR 97227 503-413-4232 http://www.legacyhealth.org/body.cfm?id=7 (email form) http://www.legacyhealth.org/body.cfm?id=46 This is the only burn facility in Oregon. PENNSYLVANIA Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center Burn Trauma Center P.O. Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105-1556 Western Pennsylvania Hospital 610-402-8734 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1722 http://www.lvh.org/lvh/Contact_Us|1126 (email form) 412-578-5000 http://www.lvh.org/burncenter https://www.wpahs.org/wph/contact/index.html (email form) http://www.wpahs.org/wph/services/index.cfm?mode=view&m The Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Burn Center is one of edicalspecialty=518 the largest in PA. They are verified by the American Burn Association. This is one of the top burn hospitals in the United States. They’ve treated more than 17,000 patients Temple Burn Center since opening more than 30 years ago. Temple University Hospital Broad & Ontario Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-707-2876 http://tuh.templehealth.org/content/contactus.htm (email form) http://tuh.templehealth.org/content/burn.htm This is the region’s only Level 1 trauma center. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 40
  • 41. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island Hospital 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903-4923 401-444-4000 webteam@lifespan.org http://www.lifespan.org/rih/ The trauma center at Rhode Island hospital is the only burn unit in the state. SOUTH CAROLINA Medical University for South Carolina Burn Center 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425 843-792-3681 http://www.musckids.com/about/dept_prog/burn_center.htm This is South Carolina’s only pediatric burn center. SOUTH DAKOTA McKennan Hospital 800 E. 21st Street, P.O. Box 5045, Sioux Falls, SD 57117- 5045 605-322-8000 www.avera.org/amck/contact/reqinfo/index.aspx (email form) www.avera.org/amck/services/burncare/BurnCare.aspx This is the only burn care facility in South Dakota. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 41
  • 42. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law TENNESSEE Firefighters Regional Burn Center Vanderbilt Burn Center The Med, 890 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 1611 21st Avenue South, S-4400 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232- 901-545-8090 2165 http://www.the-med.org/burn-new.html 615-322-4590 devin.carr@vanderbilt.edu Treating more than 300 patients a year, this hospital http://www.vuburncenter.com/ has 14 beds This is a Level 1 burn cernter. TEXAS Southwestern Regional Burn Center Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center Parkland Memorial Hospital 602 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79417 University of Texas, 323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 806-743-3406 75235-9136 https://www.umchealthsystem.com/BurnCenter/ 214-648-8876 belinda.weston@utsouthwestern.edu The Harnar Burn Center treats burn victims of all http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/home/education/surgery/ ages. burntrauma/ World-renowned for burn treatment. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 42
  • 43. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law UTAH none VERMONT Fletcher Allen Health Care Burn Program Medical Center Hospital Campus 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05402 802-656-2304 webmaster@vtmednet.org http://www.fahc.org/Trauma_Critical_Care/index.html The trauma center and critical care unit handles patients with all types of injuries, including severe burns. VIRGINIA DeCamp Burn Center Evans Haynes Burn Center University of Virgina Health Sciences Center Medical College of Virgina Hospitals Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908 Box 985872, Richmond, VA 23298 804-924-2876 804-828-BURN http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/plasticsurgery/ lwillis@mcvh-vcu.edu patients/services.cfm http://www.burncenter.vcu.edu/ This 17-bed center is dedicated to treating patients With 12 beds, this burn center treats about 250-300 with moderate to severe burn injuries. burn victims every year. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 43
  • 44. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law WASHINGTON University of Washington Burn Center 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 206-731-3000 comment@u.washington.edu http://uwmedicine.washington.edu/Facilities/Harborview/Cen- tersOfEmphasis/Burn/ Since 1974, this burn unit has treated over 15,000 patients. WEST VIRGINIA Cabell Huntington Hospital Burn Unit 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 35701 304-526-2390 chhinfo@cabelhuntington.org http://cabellhuntington.org/services/bicu/ This is the only burn center in West Virginia. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 44
  • 45. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law WISCONSIN Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinic 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-0001 608-263-8640 http://www.uwhealth.org/burntraumasurgery/madisonwiscon- sin/12607 Founded in 1974, this burn unit has beds built especially for severely burned patients. They offer a number of treatment options to burn victims. WYOMING none BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 45
  • 46. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY Allograft: An allograft (also called allogenic trans- plant) is a type of skin transplant used with burn victims in which the donor skin comes from another person (but not the victim him/herself). Aloe vera: The aloe vera plant is used as a soothing and healing agent used with burn victims. Amputation: Burn wounds that are extremely deep or infected may require amputation. Both hot burns and cold burns (frostbite) can cause the need for amputation in order to protect the vital organs. Typically, doctors attempt to save digits and limbs with whatever means available be- Brush burn: Brush burns, also called friction burns, occur when your skin rubs against something, stripping for fore considering amputation. the uppermost layer of skin. Arborescent burn: Also known as a filigree Burn recovery bed: Burn centers are often burn, an arborescent burn looks like a fern or feather and is equipped with burn recovery beds, which are especially caused by lighting burns. designed for patients with severe burning over large parts of their bodies. These beds are made of air or water cham- Arterial line: Known by medical professional as a bers that evenly distribute your weight. “a-line” or “art-line,” this catheter is used to monitor blood pressure in burn patients. Usually, the a-line is inserted into the radial artery, located in the wrist. Calcification: Burn patients often have to deal with calcification, when a high percentage of calcium deposits in a certain area, causing the skin to harden. Autograft: An autograft is a skin transplant in which the victim needing the graft is also the donor. CEA (cultured epithelial autograft): The CEA procedure takes skin cells from one part of the Beta burns: A beta burn is a radiation burn specifi- victim’s body and grows it in a laboratory until the sheets of cally caused by beta ray emissions. skin are large enough to use as a graft. Blister: Burns sometimes cause blisters, which are Chemical burn: Chemicals that are strongly acidic small pockets of skin filled with a fluid called serum. If the or strongly basic can cause chemical burns. They occur im- blister become infected, it will fill with pus, and in some mediately on contact without heat, but may not be noticed cases, a blister can be filled with blood. right away. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 46
  • 47. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Circumferential: A circumferential burn is a burn Dehydration: Dehydration is a lack of water in the that encircles the entire part of the body. Typically, these body. Typically, burn patients have to deal with dehydration burns are of a greater concern and are harder to treat. problems. Lack of water over time is fatal. Cold burn: Cold burns are also called frostbite. They Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is a painful pro- occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold tem- cedure in which the topmost layer of skin is removed to peratures for a period of time. Fingers, toes, and the nose allow new skin to grow. Essentially, this is a medically con- are most susceptible to cold burns. trol brush burn. Dermabrasion is usually done for cosmetic reasons. Collagen: A type of protein found in the body, colla- gen is responsible for skin’s strength and elasticity. Dermatitis combustionis: This is skin in- flammation immediately following a burn. Compartment syndrome: Following a burn, a patient may experience compartment syndrome. This Dermis: Dermis is the middle layer of skin. Second- happens when inflammation occurs in the body in a “com- degree burns reach the dermis. partment,” where there is no release for the pressure. It leads to damage of nerves and muscles in that area of the body. Direct DNA damage: Direct DNA damage oc- curs with a specific kind of light is absorbed into the skin, disrupting DNA sequences in the body. Symptoms are sun- Contractures: Contractures happen if the burn scar burn and an overproduction of melanin. is tight and unable to be stretched. They do not loosen over time, and usually the only remedy is surgery. Debriding: Burn patients must go through debride- ment, in which doctors remove all of the dead and infected skin tissue in order to promote healthy tissue to grow or to ready the body for skin grafts. Deep partial thickness burn: A deep par- tial thickness burn is the most sever type of second-degree burn. The patient still has pain, and the burn does not reach bone or muscle, but the burn is extremely deep. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 47
  • 48. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Donor site: When a skin graft is needed, the site Fasciotomy: A fasciotomy is similar to an escharot- where healthy cells are harvested is called the donor site. omy, and is typically used to relieve pressure due to com- partment syndrome after burns. This technique is, in some cases, the only way to save limbs. Edema: Edema, or swelling, is common in patients with burns and with new skin graft recipients. Ferning: Ferning is a type of burn pattern commonly found with electrical burns. Electrical burn: Electrical burns are found when a person is electrocuted at the points where the electricity entered and exited the body. They can be caused by light- Fever: Fevers occur when a person’s temperature is ening or man-made electrical sources. above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Burn patients often run fe- vers, especially if dealing with infection. Epidermis: The epidermis is the topmost layer of skin. Fibrosis: The formation of extra tissue in an organ is called fibrosis. This can happen in burn patients with scar- ring. Epithelization: This is a process in which damaged skin cells are covered with a skin graft to allow new heal- ing. Fifth-degree burn: Fifth-degree burns are often fatal or cause amputation. The burn area is usually para- lyzed if saved, and the skin is completely burned off, leav- Erythema: Erythema is skin redness often found in ing muscle, tendons, ligaments, and bones burned and burn victims. damaged. Eschar: Eschar is dead tissue, sometimes turned Filigree burn: This is a type of burn pattern usually black, that peels away after a burn injury. caused by electrical burns. It is also called ferning. Escharotomy: Third-degree burn patients, espe- First-degree burn: Also called a superficial burn, cially those with circumferential burns, may undergo an these burns typically do not require medical care, as long escharotomy, in which doctors make an incision to combat as the victim ensures they do not get infected. First-degree compartment syndrome and relieve pressure in the body. burns only damage the topmost layers of skin. Excoriation: Excoriation the destruction of skin due Flash burn: There are two different types of flash to scratching as burn wounds are trying to heal. burns. First, a flash burn can relate to the eye, in which part of the cornea is burned. The second type of flash burn re- fers to a light and heat burn caused by a quick explosion. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 48
  • 49. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Fluid resuscitation: In the fluid resuscitation Heat exhaustion: Also called hyperthermia, heat process, doctors replace fluids the body has lost to prevent exhaustion occurs when a person absorbs more heat than sever dehydration. Third-degree burn victims commonly it can release. This causes the body temperature to climb need this procedure. uncontrollably. Heat exhaustion is often associated with se- vere sunburn. Fourth-degree burn: A fourth-degree burn is even more serious than a third-degree burn, and often Heat stroke: Heat stroke is another name for heat leaves to death or limb amputation. In this degree of burn, exhaustion. the skin is completely burned away, leaving the muscles, tendons, and ligaments exposed for damage. Compart- ment syndrome is a common challenge and skin grafts are Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is a treatment option necessarily for patients who survive. for burn patients. Doctors use water baths or compresses to cool and sooth the wounds. Friction burn: A friction burn, also called a brush Hypertrophic scar: Burn victims often have ir- burn, occurs when a person’s topmost layer of skin is rubbed away. regular scars that form if pressure garments are not worn. Called hypertrophic scars, these usually protrude slightly above the regular skin, but can sometimes grow to be very Full-thickness burn: Full-thickness burns are disfiguring. third-degree burns. They reach all layers of skin and may also damage underlying muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Indirect DNA damage: Indirect DNA damage occurs when certain rays are absorbed into the skin. As op- Gamma burns: Gamma burns are radiation burns posed to direct DNA damage, which only affects that areas specifically caused by gamma rays. reached by UV-B rays, indirect damage can occur in places that weren’t even exposed. Granulation: When the skin begins to heal after a superficial burn, the first step is granulation. Granulation tis- Infection: Burn victims may experience an infection if sue is light red or dark pink, soft, moist, and bumpy. wounds are exposed and not properly cleaned. Parasites, viruses, bacteria, and a number of other microscopic or- ganisms can cause infections. Heat cramps: Heat cramps usually occur in the ab- domen, arms, or calves. They happen in burn victims who were earlier dehydrated, especially if salt and potassium Inflammation: In burn victims, inflammation is a re- was not replenished along with the water. sponse by the body to damaged cells. Inflamed skin is not necessarily infected. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 49
  • 50. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Isograft: Isografts are skin grafts between identical Oximeter: An oximeter measures the amount of oxy- twins, in which one is the donor and one is the host. Gener- gen in the body as a burn victim recovers. ally, there is little risk of skin graft rejection, since identical twins have the same genetic make-up. Pain management: Some doctors specifically work with burn patients to deal with pain management. This Keloid: A keloid is a scar that results from overgrowth of is both physical and psychological. tissue. They are benign and non-contagious, but can grow to be extremely large and may be painful or itchy. Keloids grow beyond the perimeter of the original wound and can Papillary dermis: The papillary dermis is a very be disfiguring. thin layer of skin directly below the epidermis and directly above the reticular dermis. Keratitis: Keratitis is inflammation of the eye. Burn Partial-thickness burn: A partial-thickness victims who were exposed to bright light and damaging rays may be dealing with keratitis. burn is a second-degree burn, which may require skin grafts, but is usually not fatal. Patial-thickness burns are typically very painful, unlike third-degree burns, which dam- K-wires: Doctors sometimes use small wires called k- age the nerves. wires when grafting skin and performing plastic surgery on burn victims. Pressure garment: Pressure garments are used by burn victims to prevent hypertrophic scars. The papillary Lactated Ringer’s solution: Known in the dermis is used to normal pressure from the epidermis, so medical world are “LR,” lactated Ringer’s solution is a sa- when it is burned off, this layer of skin sometimes grows line solution used to replenish fluids in the body after a burn abnormally, causing deformities. injury. Prosthetic: Prosthetics are artificial limbs or digits Lund-Browder chart: The Lund-Browder chart used to replace parts of the body that had to be amputat- is used to assess the serious of burns. There are different ed. charts for adults an children, but in general, each limb or other part of the body is given percentage value. Radiation burn: Radiation burns occur when skin is exposed to certain radio frequency energy. The most Osmotic balance: Also called osmoregulation, common type of radiation burns are sunburns. X-rays and osmotic balance is a way to monitor the body after a se- high-power radio transmitters can also cause radiation vere burn injury to ensure that the victim’s fluids are not to burns. diluted or concentrated. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 50
  • 51. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Radionecrosis: Radionecrosis is the destruction Silvadine: Silvadine is the brand name for silver sul- of tissue when you are exposed to radiation. fadiazine, which is used in burn patients to prevent infec- tion. Respiratory burn: When you breathe in hot air, you can burn the tissue in your lungs and throat. This is Sixth-degree burn: A sixth-degree burn is the called a respiratory burn. worst type of burn possible. The skin is completely burned off, and burn goes all the way to the bone, even damag- ing bone marrow. Most people do not survive sixth-degree Reticular dermis: Reticular dermis is the bottom burns, and they always require amputation of that body part layer of skin. First-degree burns and many second degree if the patient does survive. burns do not reach the reticular dermis. Rule of nines: The rule of nines is used to mea- Skin buds: Skin buds appear when a burn wound is starting to heal. They look like small bumps over the ex- sure the amount of body that is burned. In an adult, the posed wound. head/neck are worth 9%, the anterior torso and posterior torso are both worth 18%, each arms is worth 9%, each leg is worth 18%, and the genitalia is worth 1%. The scale for children is a bit different. Scalding: Scaling is another term for burning. Scar: Scars are tissues that form over burn wounds where the old skin is burned off. Second-degree burn: A second-degree burn blisters and typically reaches the papillary dermis. In some cases, it may reach the reticular dermis, which is the deep- est level of skin. Sepsis: Sepsis is a disease that develops in some burn victims when the entire body becomes inflamed due to infection. Shock: Shock happens in some burn victims when not enough oxygen reaches tissues in the body. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 51
  • 52. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Skin cancer: Burns from radiation, like sunburns, Sunburn: Sunburns are the most common type of can sometimes lead to cancer through cell mutation. burn. They are caused by overexposure to sunlight, which produces radiation burns on the body. Typically, sunburns are first-degree burns, but in some serious cases, they Skin graft: If a burn victim has significant skin dam- make also be second-degree. Sunburns can lead to skin age, a skin graft may be needed. Doctors harvest healthy cancer and other skin problems. skin cells from an undamaged part of the body or from a donor’s body (or, in some cases, even from an animal) and place these cells over the wound to promote healing. Superficial burn: A superficial burn is another term for a first-degree burn. These burns are painful, but are generally not life-threatening, since they only affect the Smoke burn: Smoke burns are the result of flash topmost layer of skin. fires and typically occur at about 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, smoke burns singe hairs, but these do not do much damage to the skin. This is not to be confused with smoke TBSA: TBSA stands for total body surface area and inhalation, which can lead to dangerous respiratory burns. refers to the percentage of the body affected by a burn. Doctors use the rule of nines to estimate TBSA. Splint: Splints are used to immobilize a limb or the spine. Usually, they are used if a fracture is suspected, but Thermal burn: A thermal burn is a burn caused by some burn victims need splints to immobilize limbs as they a heat source. heal, especially while sleeping. Staphylococcal scalded skin syn- drome: Also called Ritter’s disease, this staph infec- tion is characterized by blisters all over the body or over a part of the body. Burn victims are susceptible to this kind of infection. Subcutis: The subcutis tissue is located directly un- der the skin. It serves as connective tissue and is only dam- aged in third-degree (or worse) burns. Sun poisoning: Also called photodermatitis, sun poisoning is a specific type of sunburn that results in swell- ing, a rash, and peeling. The patient usually also feels flu- like symptoms. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 52
  • 53. Anapol Schwartz | Attorneys at Law BURN GLOSSARY (CONT.) Third-degree burn: Third-degree burns are seri- Transparent face mask: Transparent face ous, even though they are often not painful, since the nerve masks are used with victims who have facial wounds. They endings are damaged. They reach to all layers of the skin are similar to pressure garments in that they are meant to and can also damage the underlying muscle, ligaments, keep the skin smooth and reduce the number of scars. and tendons. Some doctors only measure three levels of burn, making this the most serious level. Traumatic herpes: Traumatic herpes is an infec- tion that occurs on the chest, ears, face, and hands. Infec- Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Also called tions like this are common in severe burn patients. TEN or Lyell’s syndrome, this medical condition is charac- terized by the detachment of the epidermis from the other layers of skin. This condition is treated similarly to a burn, VAC therapy: VAC, or vacuum assisted closure, since the top layer of skin often peels away. is used to help burns heal more quickly. A tube is threaded through the foam dressing to apply negative pressure. Tracheostomy: A tracheostomy is a procedure in Xenograft: A xenograft is a skin graft or organ that which the neck is cut to provide a direct flow of air through the windpipe. Burn victims whose faces have been affected comes from another species. This is extremely complicat- may need this procedure to breathe. ed and usually not recommended, though if it is, the donor species is usually pig. BURN INJURIES: INFORMATION ON BURN FACILITIES & GROUPS Prepared by Lawyers at Anapol Schwartz. © 2008 All Rights Reserved. Read more information online at www.anapolschwartz.com. 53