The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center is a globally recognized leader in burn care and burn care research. It is also one of the largest comprehensive burn centers in the country, treating nearly 4,000 patients each year – one-third of whom are children – from emergency response to rehabilitation.
The Burn Center is a Castle Connolly Center of Excellence and has repeatedly been recognized by the American Burn Association as setting the highest standards for burn care.
A burn is an injury to our body's tissue from heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, or radiation (e.g., the sun). A burn is often thought to only damage our skin, but it can also damage other parts of the body like our eyes and lungs. Burn injuries can happen in seconds, but their effects can last a lifetime. (See Commonly Used Terms for information on the different types of burns.)
The depth, type, size, and body location of the burn affect the seriousness of the burn. Some burns may be minor and can be cared for at home, while others require medical treatment. All burns – even small ones – can have a big impact on how someone may feel, look, or move day-to-day.
Our 40-bed facility was designed to provide integrated specialty services during the three phases of care: burn shock, wound care/surgery, and rehabilitation/reconstruction. The Burn Center offers:
The Burn Center team is comprised of more than 180 staff members who are well-equipped to help our patients and their loved ones handle the physical and emotional challenges of recovering from a burn injury. Our multidisciplinary approach can only be found at a burn center, has led to better survival rates and quality of life, and includes care from the following:
The Burn Center partners with other organizations, like the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, to provide programs in wound healing, research, prevention, education, and reintegration to our patients and the communities that we serve.
525 East 68th Street
Greenberg Pavilion, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
1-888-NYH-BURN (694-2876) or 212-746-0328