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​UPMC Mercy Burn Center

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UPMC Mercy is Western Pennsylvania’s only hospital with a comprehensive Burn Center and Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center under one roof.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the UPMC Mercy’s Burn Center

As a comprehensive ABA (American Burn Association)-verified Burn Center, UPMC Mercy is nationally recognized as a leader in providing outstanding, quality care to individuals of all ages with severe burn injuries.

This designation means that the compassionate, high quality of care we give our patients meets the rigorous standards established by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. We are among only 68 ABA-verified burn centers nationwide.

In 1967, UPMC Mercy became the first burn center in Pennsylvania and the 14th in the United States. In 2004, through a generous gift from the Texas-based Perot Foundation, we opened the Gertrude P. and Donald C.W. Birmingham Trauma and Burn Center. This 9,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, 9-bed unit is dedicated to the care of trauma and burn patients.

UPMC Mercy’s Burn Center embraces a cutting edge, multidisciplinary approach that brings together experts in plastic surgery, wound care, rehabilitation, and emotional support to assist burn patients and their families.

Comprehensive Care

At UPMC Mercy Burn Center, our highly specialized services focus on the delivery of expert medical care and the development of therapeutic plans designed to reunite patients with their families, allowing them to heal at home. These include:

  • State-of-the-art wound care therapies.
  • The region’s first outpatient services program — open 365 days a year — which enables burn patients to return to the hospital for daily hydrotherapy, dressing changes, and physical and occupational therapies.
  • The Enchanted Forest, a specially designed resource for pediatric burn patients, staffed by a certified child life specialist.

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