The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

Burn Center


With the only 'round-the-clock, comprehensive burn center between Los Angeles and Sacramento, we treat patients within 15,000 square miles – an area almost as big as Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey combined. And we do it all in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno. As our patient, you’ll be treated by a specially trained team that's passionate about helping adults and children recover from their burn injuries.

Inpatient services:

  • Comprehensive medical and intensive care services for adult and pediatric burn and trauma
  • State of the art wound management program
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Dedicated burn operating suite
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Outpatient services:

  • Outpatient burn rehabilitation
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Comprehensive burn and wound management clinic

  Burn programs:

  • Burn survivor support group
  • Peer Support Program (SOAR)
  • Pet therapy
  • Outreach education programs
  • Injury and burn prevention programs

Burn team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Respiratory care practitioners
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Clinical nutritionists
  • Dedicated pharmacists
  • Speech therapists
  • Advanced practice personnel
  • Physicians

Child Life Program

A child life specialist is a trained professional with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events. And research shows the interaction a child life specialist brings a young patient can have a major impact on his or her well-being.

Community Regional’s Child Life Program in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center helps children and their families cope with the difficult experience of being burned. The child-life specialist works on social, emotional and developmental issues while the child is in the hospital, which is often done through teaching and playing.

But the kids just call her the “play lady.”
 
“When they don’t have the words to express how they’re feeling … if you put a doll in front of them or any kind of toy, you can kind of assess how they’re coping through their play.”

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death for children in the Central Valley. Most children treated at the Leon S. Peters Burn Center were scalded by hot liquids related to cooking. Our caregivers treat each patient as they would their own families and are dedicated to educating the community about burn prevention.

For more information contact:

Community Regional Medical Center
Leon S. Peters Burn Center
2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 459-4220

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