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New State of the Art Burn Unit Now Open at Memorial Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center

BAKERSFIELD, CA ― May 31, 2019 ― 

The SA Camp Companies Burn Unit at The Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital has opened to patients in its newly-renovated permanent space. The first-of-its-kind in Kern County, this state of the art unit includes a 7-bed Intensive Care Unit and an outpatient facility. The unit also includes:

  • A private family consult room
  • A dedicated play area designed to encourage physical and occupational therapy.
  • Acute care
  • Catastrophic care
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychological support

“Roughly three years in the making, our new comprehensive S.A. Camp Companies Burn Unit, moved into its new permanent home after we received licensing approval from the California Department of Public Health.” Says Ken Keller, president and CEO of Dignity Health Memorial Hospital. “Our teams at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital have been diligently working towards this goal for quite a long time, and it’s extremely rewarding to see that we’ve now reached the “starting line” in a long bright future of advancing our early work in providing world class burn care locally in collaboration with the providers at Grossman Burn Centers. Bakersfield Memorial continues to be blessed through our many partnerships and tremendous support by the community and we look forward to meeting the needs of burn survivors for years to come.”

The Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital is a plastic surgery-based burn facility specializing in the comprehensive treatment of burns - from acute care and reconstruction, to rehabilitation and psychological counseling. Advanced Burn Life Support ( ABLS) trained medical professionals are available 24/7. Dignity Health Memorial Hospital is the first and only designated burn receiving center in Kern County.

The Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital is available 24-7 in our emergency room and the Robert A. Grimm pediatric emergency room. Any burn injuries that come in to our emergency room will be seen by our team. We treat all burns including: thermal, electrical, chemical and radiation.

About Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956.




Publish date: 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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