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Grossman Burn Center

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Grossman Burn Center

Memorial Hospital has partnered with the Grossman Burn Center to make the highest level of care for burn survivors available close to home. The Grossman Burn Center is renowned for its pioneering techniques that help burn survivors recover faster.

The center

The center at Memorial includes a 7-bed inpatient burn unit, catastrophic burn care, pediatric intensive care burn services, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in addition to an outpatient clinic.

Having a larger unit offering this level of care in Bakersfield means more burn survivors can be treated locally, reducing the need to transfer to hospitals out of the area.

The comprehensive center at Memorial Hospital offers:

Receiving treatment

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.  Outpatient burn care is available by appointment only and requires prior authorization.

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Experts in burn care

Grossman Burn Centers are plastic surgery-based medical centers of excellence specializing in the comprehensive treatment of burns - from acute care and reconstruction, to rehabilitation and psychological counseling. Grossman Burn Centers have earned a world-wide reputation as the innovative leaders in burn treatment.

At Grossman Burn Centers, the goal is not merely to ensure survival, but to restore burn survivors to as close to their pre-injury condition as possible – functionally, emotionally and cosmetically, in a nurturing, compassionate environment.

The Grossman Burn Center has become the largest and most comprehensive burn center in the world, with facilities in Los Angeles, CA, Bakersfield, CA, and Kansas City, MO.  The center has received global recognition for its treatment of some of the most difficult and high-profile burn cases in the world.  

To learn more about the Grossman Burn Center, please call 661.323.BURN (2876) or visit


Burn prevention

73% of burn injuries occur in the home. The best way to avoid a burn injury is to work to prevent them before they occur. These prevention tips will help in avoiding a burn injury in your home:

  • Keep children away from the stove when cooking by using a safety gate for younger children or marking a 3-foot “no kid zone” with tape for older children.
  • If you leave the kitchen, even temporarily, turn off the stove.
  • Use oven mitts or potholders to remove items from the stove, oven, or microwave.
  • Set your hot water temperature at 120 degrees or less.
  • When working on your vehicle, wait for your car cool off before attempting to loosen the radiator cap.
  • Do not start fires with an accelerant or add an accelerant to a fire.
  • Extinguish beach fires with water- covering them with sand allows coals to retain heat.
  • Do not wear loose clothing that could potentially catch fire when handling fireworks or lighting a campfire. 
  • Only adults should handle and light fireworks. Make sure to adhere to all instructions listed.
  • Never place fireworks near your face or body or attempt to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Make sure to soak all fireworks in water before throwing them away. Keep a bucket of water and a fire extinguisher handy.

First aid for minor burns

Minor Burns are burns that cover only a small area of the body. If you are someone you know experiences a minor burn, use these tips:



  • Cool the burn with cool or room temperature water for 15-20mins. The cool water will help to lessen the pain and stop the heat from penetrating deeper.
  • Do not pop blisters.
  • Protect the burned area from heat, sun, and dirt.
  • Wash the burned area gently with mild soap and water, especially if the blister has burst.


  • Put butter, toothpaste, mayonnaise, or anything similar on the burn. These keep the heat in, which can worsen the burn.

Seek further burn treatment if: 

  • Pain, swelling, or redness increases.
  • A fever develops.
  • The burn victim is less than two years old.
  • If the burn is larger than the palm of your hand.
  • If the burn looks white or leathery.

Get burn-specific medical attention immediately for larger or more severe burns.

Call the Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital at 661-323-BURN (2876)