The Burn Center at Mercy Hospital is the only burn center in southwest Missouri. As a Level 1 trauma center, our trauma and burn physicians provide 24-hour coverage and lead our burn team in providing excellent, high quality burn care for both pediatric and adult patients. Each year, The Burn Center sees more than 275 inpatients and 4,000 outpatients. These patients come from all over southwest Missouri and as far as Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.
Mercy burn team includes six burn/trauma surgeons, physician assistants, 17 highly trained registered nurses, 13 burn technicians, physical and occupational therapists, nutrition support, neurophysiologists, respiratory staff, child life specialists, social services and pastoral care services.
Additional specialty staff work diligently with the burn team to take care of patients who have all types of burns (thermal, chemical, scalds, electrocutions), traumatic or complex wounds, or other serious life-threatening skin diseases.
We serve patients in four states with:
- Private rooms.
- An advanced intensive care unit providing 24-hour critical care monitoring.
- One-on-one nursing care including cardiac monitoring, fluid replacement, and wound care/hydrotherapy.
- Special focus on pain control and infection prevention.
- Includes intensive care beds, step-down or acute care beds and an outpatient burn and wound care center.
In addition to treating patients, we also offer a variety of burn- and fire-related educational programs. Our educational programs include classroom education on fire safety for school children, fire safety and first aid courses, professional lectures and participation in health and safety fairs.