Pediatric Burn Unit

Our caregivers treat each patient as they would their own families and are dedicated to educating the community about burn prevention.

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death for children in the Central Valley. With the only 'round-the-clock, comprehensive burn center between Los Angeles and Sacramento, we treat patients within 15,000 square miles.
 
Our caregivers treat each patient as they would their own families and are dedicated to educating the community about burn prevention.

We participate in the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program. It’s a state program for children with certain CCS-eligible chronic diseases or health problems. CCS provides resources for children under 21 years to have access to necessary diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, nutrition management and physical and occupational therapy services.


Inpatient Services:

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


Burn Programs:

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

 

Child Life Program

“When kids don’t have the words to express how they’re feeling … if you put a doll or toy in front of them, you can kind of assess how they’re coping through their play.”- Community child-life specialist
 
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.

Learn more about the Child Life Program