The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. Effective March 22, 2021, Massachusetts moved into phase four of its reopening plan. The Boston Shriners Hospital moved to phase four in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s guidance plan for reopening. The Boston Shriners Hospital completed its Phase 1 attestation on May 27, 2020, and its Phase 2 attestation on June 15, 2020 and its Phase 3 attestation on July 13, 2020. The Phase 3 attestation was resubmitted and reaffirmed on November 16, 2020. The Boston Shriners Hospital also completed and submitted the state’s resurgence attestation on November 16, 2020.

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Specialized care of complex wounds and skin disorders

Specialized care of complex wounds and skin disorders

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is a leader in the care of burn wounds. This expertise can be very useful in the management of a variety of difficult wounds and skin disorders not caused by burn injury. When traumatic wounds or blistering skin diseases become extensive, infected, or fail to heal, our staff's expertise can often contribute to better outcomes. Some of the conditions that more commonly result in these difficult wounds include:

  • Frostbite and other cold injuries
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Skin infections and injuries
  • Severe skin reactions requiring burn care

Collaborative approach to specialized wound care and skin disorders

The multidisciplinary team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is expertly trained to provide care that results in the best outcomes and overall experience for patients and their families. The collaboration between the staff and families enables the team to devise a treatment plan that will provide optimal healing for the patient. All members of the team have extensive training and experience in the care of children with major burns, soft tissue injuries and blistering skin disorders.

The medical team

Robert L. Sheridan, M.D., Interim Chief of Staff and Chief of Burn Surgery
Jonathan Friedstat, M.D.
Carlos Duran, M.D.

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