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North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

Restoring people to lives of health and productivity


Comprehensive Burn Center

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 2021, it was stated that the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is one of largest and best comprehensive burn centers in the world.

Our unit features 36 inpatient beds along with adult and pediatric care in one unit. We have state of the art capabilities for resuscitation and and a dedicated intensive burn care team. We provide intensive occupational and physical therapy, recreation therapy, rehabilitation and social work. We understand that this can be a difficult time and we make sure we have pastoral support ready and available for patients and their families during this difficult time. For those looking for laser treatment of burn scars we have a dedicated team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons with extensive years of experience in treating all types of burn injuries.

Our center is also equipped to help patients deal with life after a burn injury. Our amazing team of nurses and staff work hard to provide aftercare programs and resources to help patients. We also provide burn prevention and community outreach programs