The UMC Lions Burn Care Center recently became one of only a few hospitals in the nation to be verified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the UMC Lions Burn Care Center’s commitment to providing patients with the highest level of burn care.
“The UMC Lions Burn Care Center has truly earned its reputation as a trusted leader in adult and pediatric burn care,” said UMC Lions Burn Care Center Medical Director Dr. Jay Coates. “Our recent verification as a Burn Center reflects our team’s steadfast dedication to providing the excellent care our patients deserve.”
As of April 8, 2016, only 67 organizations in the U.S. had received Burn Center verification, according to information published by the American Burn Association.
Established jointly by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association in 1995, the Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of burn centers in which participants provide the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of burn patients. This spectrum of care extends from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
In addition to the verification as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, the UMC Lions Burn Care Center also recently introduced the UMC Burn Consult mobile app, which allows physicians throughout Nevada and surrounding states to easily transmit photos to UMC’s burn surgeons within seconds and receive consultations. Provided as a complimentary service to all physicians who might treat burn patients, the HIPAA-compliant app offers valuable treatment information from burn specialists for improved patient outcomes across the region. UMC invites physicians to contact Burn Program Manager Mary Martinat, RN at 702-671-1087 or firstname.lastname@example.org to complete a simple registration process for the app, which is available on iPhone and Android devices.
Established in 1968, the UMC Lions Burn Care Center serves as the only burn care center in Nevada, providing inpatient and outpatient care to Nevada residents and individuals from surrounding states.
UMC offers the highest level of care in Nevada, providing a wide range of exclusive and specialized health care services to community members and visitors. UMC is home to Nevada’s only Level I Trauma Center, only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation. Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC serves as the state’s only hospital to be recognized and accepted as an associate member of the Children’s Hospital Association. Offering highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff members supported by the latest, cutting-edge technology, UMC and Children’s Hospital of Nevada continue to build upon their shared reputation for providing Nevada’s highest level of care. In support of its mission to serve as the premier academic health center, UMC is the anchor partner for the new UNLV School of Medicine. For more information, please visit www.umcsn.com and www.chnv.org.