1. The University of Kansas Hospital
Specialists at The University of Kansas Health System provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to adults and children with complex burns and wounds. In addition, we treat skin injuries and conditions such as frostbite, severe dermatitis and abrasions. Patients receive a continuum of advanced care that includes burn wellness programs and a burn survivor support group.
Our multidisciplinary burn care team comprises board-certified plastic surgeons, general surgeons, internal medicine specialists, dermatologists, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists, among other medical professionals. We collaborate in research to develop advanced techniques to improve burn care for patients now and in the future.
The Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center, established more than 40 years ago, provides comprehensive inpatient care for complex burns and wounds. It is the only adult and pediatric burn care facility in the region accredited by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. This recognition demonstrates the commitment and ability of our staff to care for the most critical burn injuries and dermatologic conditions. We provide advanced care for hundreds of burn survivors, both adults and children, every year.
At our location on the 5th floor of the hospital on our main campus, inpatients receive advanced care that includes:
We provide advanced outpatient and ostomy care for patients who don’t require hospitalization and for those who need follow-up care through recovery.
Patients receive pure oxygen in a pressurized, single-person chamber. This stimulates healing for many medical and surgical conditions and chronic, difficult and slow-healing wounds.
To refer a patient or arrange an emergency transfer, call 877-738-7286.
Narrator: On any given day any of us could have a medical emergency, where our health or even our lives are on the line. In those moments, decisions matter. Where you go, and who you trust with your health, or that of a loved one. We honor that trust at the University of Kansas Hospital, with our commitment to be the most qualified source in the region for time-critical care.
Narrator: The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's only burn care facility accredited by the American Burn Association, and American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Howard: We have hydro-therapy for taking care of burns and dressings, we have dedicated ICUs and a dedicated OR, which is pretty unique.
Kayla: We see these patients every day, it is our specialty, and that's what allows us to have that increased and advanced knowledge, and really provide that best care for the burn patient.
Dr. Howard: We're very good about getting them through their hospital stay, but that's not where burn care ends. We follow these patients throughout their lives even, for months and years to come, to make sure that they're able to go back to functioning in the community and their life.
Kayla: Our main goal is ensuring that burn victims become burn survivors.
Narrator: No one can predict a medical emergency, but we can do our best to prepare for one. And knowing where to find the best care in the region is an important first step. The University of Kansas Hospital: why would you go anywhere else?
Patients with burns or complex wounds may receive plastic surgery procedures to help promote healing and reduce scarring.
Patients who don’t require hospital care and or need follow-up care to help speed recovery receive advanced care at our outpatient burn and wound care center.
Located on the hospital’s first floor, we provide specialized outpatient care that may include:
Since 1973, the Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center has served our community as greater Kansas City's only burn center accredited by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. Our specialty-trained team helps patients like Brandon overcome potentially devastating injuries and return to physical, mental and emotional health.