Cincinnati Children’s Expands Burn Care Services
Patients with larger burns will still be transferred to a verified burn center
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
With Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati moving out of town, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center remains committed to treating children with limited burns in its Burn and Wound Care Clinic at the main campus in Avondale.
“Our experts will continue providing the outstanding level of care that patients and families expect, but what’s different now is that it’s within our current hospital setting versus down the street,” said Daniel von Allmen, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Cincinnati Children's.
The Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s has long partnered with Shriners to provide pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery services. Other divisions, such as ENT and Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, have also had years of experience supporting acute burn patients.
“Our surgical team has worked closely with Shriners for years and is highly experienced in wound care and burn reconstruction,” said Brian Pan, MD, director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s. “We are pleased that patients and families can now receive that same quality care at our main campus.”
Due in part to successful prevention efforts, large burns are not as common in the pediatric population compared with adults. Recent analysis shows the vast majority of burn injuries sustained by children in Greater Cincinnati are small burns with injuries to less than 10 percent of the child’s body, according to von Allmen.
Children with larger burns will be transferred to a verified burn center in the region.