The Warden Burn Center

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center is one of just five burn centers in Florida to have earned Verification by the American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons. This distinction means that Orlando Health ORMC has met stringent standards for patient care procedures, facilities and staffing.

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The team at the Warden Burn Center at Orlando Health located in Orlando Regional Medical Center consists of a medical director, multiple physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, pharmacists, certified rehabilitation therapists, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, music therapy, speech language pathologists, neuropsychologists, registered dietitians, case managers and other specialists as needed. In addition to the medical team, patients and family members play an integral part in setting rehabilitation goals and recovery.

The Warden Burn Center is one of only 5 verified burn centers in the state of Florida but the only burn center in Central Florida. The verification designation reflects Orlando Health’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing quality care to patients.

“Earning this true mark of distinction demonstrates to our patients and their families we are dedicated to delivering high quality patient care to patients during the continuum of care, from the time of injury through rehabilitation,” said Howard Smith, MD, director, The Warden Burn Center Orlando Regional Medical Center.

“Burns are the fourth leading cause of injury in the United States and can occur from many types of injuries including thermal, chemical, friction, radiation and/or electrical exposure,” said Dr. Smith. “Though all burns are different and can vary greatly in degree, depth and surface area, all burns require specialized treatment to reduce the risk of infection, help with healing, and ensure the best outcomes possible. Our team is experienced with treatment of all levels of burn care.”

Caring for patients with burn injuries requires specialty training, a cohesive, comprehensive multidisciplinary team and dedicated resources to provide the highest level of care and best outcomes. The verification program entails a rigorous review process designed to examine all burn center resources to ensure the provision of optimal care from the time of injury through rehabilitation to re-integration back into the community.

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