Comprehensive Clinical Care at UW Medicine Regional Burn Center


Beginning with pre-hospital care that includes Medic One and Airlift Northwest, emergency medical services are delivered to burn-injured persons throughout the Northwest region of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Once people are transported to Harborview Medical Center (in Seattle, Washington), the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, experts in burn care, plastic surgery and rehabilitation medicine come together as one multidisciplinary team to provide individualized care to meet the specific needs of each patient.
The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center is a verified burn center by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Our inpatient rehabilitation program is recognized by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is rated the #1 hospital-based rehabilitation program in the nation by US News and World Report. We have a comprehensive team of surgeons, physiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, social workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, and spiritual counselors. Our outpatient burn/plastic surgery clinic provides the full complement of therapies and nursing care to address burn related issues during recovery and rehabilitation.

UW Medicine Regional Burn Center Mission

Our mission is to:
  1. provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary services to individuals with burn injuries,
  2. educate care providers and the public about burn injuries and
  3. conduct research that contributes to evidence-based interventions and clinical and practice guidelines.

More about the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center…

Video:  Inside the Harborview Burn Unit

Video:  Burn Educational Videos by UW Department of Surgery