Cincinnati Shriners Hospital earns ABA Pediatric Burn Center Verification
(CINCINNATI; April 17, 2018) Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati has once again earned the designation as Verified Pediatric Burn Center, as determined by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS).
Gaining burn center verification is a voluntary process which can take three to six months, including an in depth on-site review, and is an indicator to the government, patients, families, and accrediting organizations that the center provides high-quality care to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation.
“I’m proud of our outstanding team for once again attaining this status,” said Dr. Petra Warner, Chief of Staff. “Every member plays a significant role in insuring that our young patients have the best chance of living their fullest life. Pediatric Burn Center verification is an indication to the public that we are committed to providing the highest-level specialized care.”
To achieve each three-year verification, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati must meet rigorous ABA and ACS standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.
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Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information, visit shrinershospitalcincinnati.org.