Each year more than 300 children from all over Alabama and bordering communities are admitted to the Burn Center at Children's of Alabama. A specially trained team of pediatric surgeons, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, child life therapists, teachers, pastoral care staff, nutritionists, and burn technicians work together to form a cohesive team of professionals dedicated to treating children with burn injuries. Children’s of Alabama has the only designated pediatric burn center in the state and is one of the largest in the southeast. Children with severe burn injuries may present with complex medical and psychosocial needs. The Burn Center is prepared to treat patients through the traumatic point of admission, the milestone of going home, and follow up care in the Burn Clinic.
The Children’s of Alabama Burn Center is a 6-bed specialty unit designed to care for the needs of burn patients ages birth to teenagers. The Burn Center works to provide individualized wound care, skin grafting, and rehabilitation through family-centered care.
The Burn Clinic treats more than 900 patients every year. Any patient that comes to the Emergency Department with a burn injury will be evaluated by the Burn Team and set up with follow up care through the Burn Clinic as necessary. Referrals of minor burns and inpatient follow up will also be scheduled in the weekly Burn Clinic to evaluate wound healing and assess scar formation.
Through the generosity of individuals and organizations, the Burn Center is able to purchase specialized medical equipment, foster professional development, and organize the annual burn survivor camp, Camp Conquest. Please click the red box below to make a tax-deductible donation to the Burn Center.
Children's of Alabama Burn Center
1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama 35233