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UW Burn Center Verified

 
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The UW Hospital and Clinics Burn Center was recently verified as both a pediatric and adult burn center by the American College of Surgeons.

 

This verification confirms that the burn center has met rigorous standards for personnel, facilities and medical care to provide expert burn care. Verification requires an in-depth on-site review by members of the ABA Verification Committee, as well as senior members of the ABA. The report that is generated is further reviewed by the ABA Verification Committee and by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Burn Center verification is a voluntary review process based on national standards published by the American Burn Association (ABA) with the goal being to optimize burn care in the United States. We are proud to be the only verified burn center in Wisconsin. Burn center verification provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center and is an indicator to government, third-party payers, patients and their families that the center provides high quality patient care to burn patients from time of injury through rehabilitation.

 

Each year in the United States, burn injuries result in more than 500,000 hospital emergency department visits and approximately 50,000 acute hospital admissions. Of the patients who require hospitalization, about 20,000 are admitted directly or by referral to hospitals with burn centers.

 

See burn center referral criteria.

 

Burn Center personnel