Parkland Health & Hospital System, home to one of the most renowned burn units in the country, has been re-verified as a burn center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes Parkland’s dedication and commitment to providing high quality burn care to patients.
Verified burn centers must meet a series of stringent criteria that ensure burn care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma in the Burn Care chapter of its Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. This spectrum of care extends from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
“Each member of the burn center team played an important role in the re-verification process through their continued dedication and hard work,” said Brett Arnoldo, MD, Medical Director of Parkland’s Burn Center. “The burn center has consistently delivered quality care to the burn injured patient, been a leader in the education of the next generation of health care providers and an engine of clinical research moving the science forward.
In order to receive verification, Parkland underwent an on-site review by a team of experienced surgeons.
The review team identified a number of strengths within the burn center including increased capacity with the planning of the new Parkland hospital, the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation integration in the inpatient and outpatient population, scald campaign partnership, collaboration with the fire service and North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council as well as outstanding leadership and institutional commitment.