World-Renowned Burn Care for Young Patients
For decades, the nationally acclaimed William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been setting the standard for excellence in burn care. The Burn Center is known not only for providing the highest level of medical care, but also has earned a reputation as one of the most compassionate centers in the world.
Our center is one of the largest in the country, treating more than 1,000 inpatients and 4,000 outpatients each year — one-third of whom are children — from emergency response through treatment and rehabilitation. Special services available for children and their families include:
- Child life specialists to help children and families cope with hospitalization and illness and to provide distraction and support during procedures.
- Therapeutic, emotional, educational and recreational care for young patients and their family members in the Firefighter Jeff Giordano Children's Playroom.
- Camp Phoenix, which is run by students at Weill Cornell Medical College and provides local, safe, fun activities to children aged 7 to 17 years who have been affected by a burn injury.
- Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp, a regional sleep-away camp for children aged 8 to 18 years who have survived serious burn injuries.
- A special program to help children return to school after treatment for burns.
- Burn prevention education for children who have set fires.
- A special support group for parents/caregivers of children who have suffered a burn injury and are hospitalized at the Burn Center.
For more information, please visit the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center.