The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is a 37-bed facility that is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. The center had more than 1200 acute admissions in 2012 and consistently operated at capacity. We have continued to reduce our mortality rate from 6% to its current level of 2% in 2012. All levels of staff in the burn center work hard to reduce all types of infections. Our main priority is to provide the utmost ultimate care to the burn patient and at all times keep their pain level at a minimum.
Since its opening February 23, 1981, at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center has saved hundreds of lives and restored thousands of people, both children and adults, to lives of health and productivity. At the same time, the Burn Center has advanced the scientific knowledge of burn care and rehabilitation. Through its education and outreach programs, the Burn Center has greatly improved upon the quality of emergency burn treatment across the state and has been instrumental in preventing untold numbers of burn injuries.
During a recent re-certification process in 2012, it was stated that the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is one of the best comprehensive burn centers in the world.
Our unit features:
- 37 inpatient beds
- adult and pediatric care in one unit
- state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and intensive burn care
- hydrotherapy tub
- occupational therapy
- pastoral support
- recreational therapy
- social work
- newly renovated Duke Energy family room
- laser treatment of burn scars