The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is a 36-bed facility that is one of the few in the nation that is American Burn Association verified for adult and pediatric care. The center admitted approximately 1,600 adult and pediatric patients in 2019 with an additional 5,000 outpatient visits. We have continued to reduce our mortality rate from 6% to its current level of 2% in 2019. 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 on 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 2018, it was stated that the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is one of largest and best comprehensive burn centers in the world.

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Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6-12. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is organizing a statewide fire drill. On Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m., fire sirens will sound across the state to remind people to plan and practice their escape route.