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UC Medical Center Burn Center Receives Verification by the American Burn Association

Jun. 14, 2023

CINCINNATI – UC Health’s University of Cincinnati Medical Center Burn Center has achieved prestigious American Burn Association (ABA) verification, solidifying its role as the premier adult burn center in the region.

This distinguished recognition underscores UC Health’s commitment to delivering exceptional burn care as the leading provider of specialized burn treatment in the region.

The ABA verification is a rigorous process that evaluates burn centers based on a comprehensive set of criteria, including the expertise of the medical staff, state-of-the-art facilities and the implementation of evidence-based practices. Achieving this verification highlights the UC Medical Center Burn Center’s dedication to adhering to the highest standards of care and safety for burn patients.

"We are thrilled to receive verification from the American Burn Association, a renowned organization that sets the benchmark for excellence in burn care,” said Julia Slater, MD, medical director of the UC Medical Center Burn Center. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional team of healthcare professionals who provide specialized, compassionate care to patients in their most vulnerable moments."

Dr. Slater further emphasized the importance of the Burn Center's role in the region, stating, "As the only adult burn center in our area, this verification reinforces our commitment to serving our community with the highest level of burn care expertise. Our specialized multidisciplinary team, comprising burn surgeons, nurses, therapists and other professionals, works collaboratively to provide comprehensive treatment and support to our patients throughout their journey to recovery."

The UC Medical Center Burn Center – the only adult burn center in the region and part of UC Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center – is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, enabling the delivery of advanced burn care services. With a steadfast commitment to research and innovation, the center continuously strives to improve treatment outcomes and enhance the quality of life for burn survivors.

As an academic health system, UC Health is dedicated to training the next generation of burn care providers. Through educational programs and research initiatives, the UC Medical Center Burn Center contributes to the advancement of burn care knowledge and techniques, ultimately benefitting patients far beyond our region.