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Cincinnati Shriners Hospital earns American Burn Association Pediatric Burn Center Verification

Cincinnati Shriners Hospital earns American Burn Association Pediatric Burn Center Verification

Shriners Hospital for Children — Cincinnati has once again earned the designation of Verified Pediatric Burn Center, as determined by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma.

Gaining burn center verification is a voluntary process, which can take three to six months, including an in-depth, on-site review, and is an indicator to the government, patients, families and accrediting organizations that the center provides high-quality care to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation.

“I’m proud of our outstanding team for once again attaining this status,” said Petra Warner, M.D., FACS, chief of staff. “Every member plays a significant role in insuring that our young patients have the best chance of living their fullest life.Pediatric Burn Center Verification is an indication to the public that we are committed to providing the highest-level specialized care.”

To achieve each three-year verification, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati must meet rigorous ABA and ACS standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.