The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health treats every imaginable type of burn – including those caused by fire, hot liquids, electricity and lightning, chemicals, smoke inhalation, and Arizona’s extreme summer heat. We also care for patients with severe skin infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis and other skin diseases, as well as severe acute and chronic wounds.
The Arizona Burn Center provides critically injured patients a greater than 98 percent survival rate one of the highest in the nation.
Working in the premier regional burn center in the Southwest, our medical staff provides outstanding, specialized care to more than 1,200 inpatients, 3,000 emergency room patients, and 6,000 outpatients a year who come from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Northern Mexico.
Our goal is to improve not only our patients’ chances of surviving their injuries, but also helping them lead a normal life again. To accomplish this, our medical team uses a multidisciplinary approach to burn wound management, including a team of:
- Burn surgeons
- Subspecialty surgical, medical, and pediatric physicians
- Nurses with advanced training
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Clinical care coordinators
- Child life specialists
- Respiratory therapists
- Nurse educators
- Research coordinators
- Burn registrars
At Valleywise Health, we’re proud that our 45-bed burn center serves as a training ground for the U.S. military. Our burn care experts have provided specialty instruction to thousands of military personnel. Outreach coordinators travel across the country trainingmembers of the military before they head to a war zone.
The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health has the distinction of being the state’s only adult and pediatric tertiary burn center verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).