UMC Lions Burn Care Center receives prestigious verification.
UMC Lions Burn Care Center receives prestigious verification.

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 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.

Photo: Courtesy of UMC. UMC Lions Burn Care Center team members participate in a simulation exercise at the facility.

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