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The West Penn Burn Center team members are highly experienced burn care specialists; they are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children who sustain burn injuries.  The team is capable of managing injuries ranging the spectrum from the most severe burns down to the minor burn injury.
Our nursing staff is exceptionally proud to have achieved Magnet re-designation status in September 2012 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. West Penn Hospital was the first hospital in the region to achieve this internationally recognized distinction for quality patient care and outcomes. Today we are “two proud”.
The West Penn Burn Center is uniquely and strategically located so that all of our patients arrive directly into the Burn Center so that we can begin triage and treatment immediately upon arrival. The patients remain in the Burn Center for their entire length of stay. Follow-up care is continued in the Outpatient Clinic.

Inpatient Services

West Penn Burn Center's inpatient facilities include:

  • 14 private, temperature-controlled, ventilated rooms 
  • Six of these rooms are specially equipped for the most critically injured
  • Facilities to treat thermal, electrical or chemical injuries or skin disorders
  • Services for inhalation injuries
  • Advanced treatment rooms
  • Comfortable family waiting room
  • Children’s playroom

 

Burn Center Outpatient Clinic

The West Penn Burn Center Outpatient Clinic treats all types of minor burn injuries as well as other skin disorders. Patients benefit from a dedicated and specialized team that prides itself on improving patient outcomes.
What can our patients expect?
Patients making a visit to the West Penn Burn Center Outpatient Clinic can expect an individualized treatment plan that is designed to promote recovery in the shortest period of time. Our team has the expertise required to treat burn injuries and skin disorders combined with expertise in helping patients to cope with the emotional issues of a traumatic experience.

West Penn Burn Center's Outpatient Clinic offers outpatient burn care and follow-up treatment to burn patients of all ages, including:

  • Minor burn injuries
  • Complex wound management
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Friction injuries
  • Continuation of care for burn injury patients following hospital discharge
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nutrition services
  • Social services
  • Compression garment management 

Appointment Information 

Please call 412.578.5120 during normal business hours for an outpatient appointment.
If a patient or family member needs to speak to one of the physicians after hours, call 412.578.5120 for further instructions.
For billing or insurance questions, please call 412.578.1365.
In an emergency, call 911
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