Mercy Hospital St. Louis recently opened a new Burn Center providing more privacy and comfort for patients and families. The Center is located in the new patient tower and increases capacity from nine beds to 12 beds with additional space necessary to care for complex burn patients. It also brings better access to the therapy gym where patients receive physical and occupational therapy services that are critical in the burn recovery process.
“We have always been focused on providing great care. Now we have the space for a more family centered approach,” said Dr. Michael Smock, Mercy Clinic Burn and Plastic surgeon and director of Mercy Burn Center. “The increased capacity of the Burn Center will also allow us to accept patients with other complex wounds.”
The Burn Center at Mercy is the only facility providing comprehensive acute and reconstructive burn care for adults and children in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.