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Burn Center and Acute Burn Clinic

The Burn Center and Acute Burn Clinic provide intensive, acute, and rehabilitative burn care to children and adults from the Twin Cities and surrounding states who have sustained burn injuries and other complex wounds.

Refer a Patient

The Hennepin Healthcare Burn Center is is a regional referral center for emergency care and complex procedures.

Education and Resources

The Burn Center team has a variety of resources and support options to assist burn patients and their families.

About the Burn Center

Comprised of a 17-bed inpatient unit and the Acute Burn and Wound Clinic, the Burn Center occupies a 16,000-square-foot space on our downtown Minneapolis campus. Our highly trained, a multidisciplinary team works closely with patients and families in a supportive, state-of-the-art environment to meet their unique needs and achieve the highest level of functioning.

Treating an average of 10 inpatients per day and 20+ patients per day in the clinic, Hennepin Healthcare's Burn Center is one of the busiest centers in the nation – and also one of the finest. It is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. The Burn and Reconstructive Surgery division specializes in reconstruction of the head and neck, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and soft-tissue defects.

Our Services

We admit patients with burn injury, frostbite, hypothermia, inhalation injury, plastic reconstruction, complex wounds, surgical procedures, and patients with epidermal loss from various medical conditions.

Burn rehabilitation begins during the acute treatment phase and may last days to months to years, depending on the extent of the burn. Each program is different. The goals of a burn rehabilitation program include helping the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life–physically, emotionally, and socially.

Inpatients receive:

  • Access to a wide range of multi-disciplinary specialties, including general and plastic surgeons, burn ICU nurses, adult and pediatric intensivists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, trauma psychology and other supportive specialists.
  • Dietary and nutrition support focused on promoting healing and recovery
  • Support and coordination of care including access to counselors, chaplain and social services.

Outpatient care
The Acute Burn and Wound Clinic is a specialty clinic that provides comprehensive treatment and management of the patient with a variety of wounds. These wounds include burns, surgical wounds, ulcers and traumatic wounds. Nursing staff provides inpatient nursing consultations on wound management and phone triage. The clinic also provides service to patients needing antibiotic therapy. Clinic visits range from daily to weekly. Referrals can be made 24/7.

Support Services
Emotional support is an important part of your treatment.  Join us for a discussion group to help you and your loved ones through burn treatment and recovery. Community Resources are also available for one on one conversations and encouragement.  Burn survivors, family and friends are all welcome.

The Burn Support group meets every other Monday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 pm. Contact Todd Blow for more information at [email protected].

Our Facilities

  • Private, temperature-controlled, ventilated rooms with showers
  • Burn admission room that allows patients to be directly admitted for initial assessment and stabilization
  • Expanded hydrotherapy area for cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Patient handling equipment in every room
  • Amenities to improve the patient experience, including a comfortable family space
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