DETROIT, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, nearly 500 children were treated and admitted for burn injuries. As a result of the spectrum of quality care provided to burn patients from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process and having met rigorous standards for specific criteria set by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the Committee on Trauma of the American Colleges of Surgeons (ACS), the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan burn center is now the state's only verified pediatric burn center exclusively dedicated to the needs of children.
Established jointly by the ABA and the ACS in 1995, the Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of burn centers. Elements of this voluntary program include completion of a pre-review questionnaire and an in-depth, on-site review by members of the ABA Verification Committee. A written report by the site visit team is reviewed by the ABA Verification Committee and by the Committee on Trauma of the ACS.
"Caring for burn patients is a challenging process that requires the expertise of multiple disciplines," says Christina Shanti, M.D., director, Children's Hospital of Michigan Burn Center. "This designation demonstrates our burn team's continued commitment to providing the highest quality of care in treating acute burns and providing the long-term rehabilitative and reconstructive services that burn patients need. "
Burn Center verification provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center and is an indicator to government, third-party payers, accreditation organizations and patients and their families that the center provides high quality patient care to burn patients.
Founded 125 years ago, the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the first and only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America's best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children's Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.
SOURCE DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan