ST. LOUIS - To kick off National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 7-13), Creve Coeur Mayor Barry L. Glantz honored Mercy Hospital St. Louis with a proclamation for its Burn Center. As the only verified burn center in the state and one of fewer than 50 such centers in the U.S., Mercy cares for both adults and children with severe burns.
Burn center verification is a voluntary joint program of the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Mercy St. Louis was originally verified in 2014 when the burn center met rigorous standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services. Reverified every four years, Mercy is continually focused on high quality patient care for burn patients from time of injury through rehabilitation.
The Mercy Burn Center, a 12-bed unit, is the only facility providing comprehensive acute and reconstructive burn care for adults and children in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Mercy Hospital St. Louis treats an approximately 250 burn patients each year with an eight-day average stay.