Purple Building, Level 4
716 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis MN 55415
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Healthy Matters Podcast: Burn and Wound Care
Dr. Ryan Fey, Broadcast: 10/16/2016
The Hennepin County Medical Center Burn Center provides intensive, acute, and rehabilitative care to children and adults from the Twin Cities and surrounding states who have sustained burn injuries and other complex wounds, including frostbite, necrotizing soft tissue infections, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, pressure wounds, and inhalation injuries.
Comprised of a 17-bed inpatient unit and the Acute Burn and Wound Clinic, the Burn Center occupies a 16,000-square-foot space on our downtown Minneapolis campus. Our highly trained, multidisciplinary team works closely with patients and families in a supportive, state-of-the-art environment to meet their unique needs and achieve the highest level of functioning. Treating an average of 10 inpatients per day and 20+ patients per day in the clinic, HCMC’s Burn Center is one of the busiest centers in the nation – and also one of the finest. It is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons.
The Burn and Reconstructive Surgery division specializes in reconstruction of the head and neck, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and soft-tissue defects.
The 17-bed inpatient unit is located in the Purple Building, Level 4. Features include:
- Private, temperature-controlled, ventilated rooms with showers
- Burn admission room that allows patients to be directly admitted for initial assessment and stabilization
- Expanded hydrotherapy area for cleaning and dressing wounds
- Patient handling equipment in every room
- Amenities to improve the patient experience, including a comfortable family space
Outreach and education
Our Burn Center staff are dedicated to educating the community and other health care providers about burn prevention and treatment. They visit local schools and organizations and appear on TV, radio, and print articles.