Purple Building, Level 4
716 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis MN 55415
8:30AM - 4:30PM
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 an 17-bed inpatient unit and the Acute Burn and Wound Clinic, the Burn Center occupies a newly remodeled, 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 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
The Acute Burn and Wound Clinic is adjacent to the inpatient unit and provides comprehensive follow-up care and treatment to patients with a variety of wound types not requiring hospitalization, including burns, surgical wounds, ulcers, and traumatic wounds. The clinic also provides service to patients needing IV antibiotic therapy. A burn care specialist is on site seven days a week. Clinic visits range from daily to weekly.
Physical and occupational therapists work with patients on functional abilities to help them return to daily life and the things that they love to do.
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.
In addition, Hennepin County Medical Center has a website devoted to Outdoor Safety. One of TV’s favorite outdoorsmen, Ron Schara and his dog Raven help host the site that provides tips for "Staying Safe Out There." Look for common sense advice on campfire safety, keeping your cool while grilling, staying up in a deer stand, or cozy in a fish house.