Arizona Burn Center Receives Renewal of Burn Verification

January 7, 2016
MIHS

Contact: Michael Murphy
602-568-0010
Michael.Murphy@mihs.org

The Arizona Burn Center has been reverified as an adult and pediatric burn center by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Arizona Burn Center is the only verified burn center in the state of Arizona and one of 58 verified burn centers nationally. To receive this designation, a burn center must meet rigorous standards regarding personnel qualifications, facilities, resources and medical services.

The Arizona Burn Center underwent an on-site review by a team of experienced surgeons in October in order to achieve the three-year reverification. Verified burn centers like the Arizona Burn Center are truly multi-disciplinary systems requiring the expertise of physicians, nurses, technicians and therapists in critical care, infection, metabolism, nutrition, wound care, reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The Arizona Burn Center, under the leadership of Burn Director Dr. Kevin Foster, is one of the busiest burn centers in the United States and is nationally recognized as a leader in burn research for its utilization of treatments and technology that provide the highest level of care to the most critically burned patients.

The Arizona Burn Center also provides burn care education to first responders and military personnel throughout the region.

In addition to being a verified burn center, the American College of Surgeons has identified MIHS’s Trauma Center as a Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric, making it the only trauma center in Arizona with ACS verification in both adult and pediatric care. These distinctions truly demonstrate why MIHS is such an integral part of our community.

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