Burn Care

Welcome to the

Harnar Burn Center

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UMC’s Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center is one of only four American Burn Association (ABA) verified burn centers in Texas and is one of 47 regional burn centers in the United States. Our burn center is also one of three units continually verified since 1993. This means UMC provides the absolute best in care for the burn-injured by offering specialty-trained caregivers, a multidisciplinary team and dedicated resources to provide the highest level of care and best outcomes for the patient.

Our coverage area encompasses Eastern New Mexico, Western Oklahoma, Southern Kansas and all of West Texas,  making it the third largest geographic area of all regional burn centers in the country. 


The primary mission of UMC Health System's Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center is to meet the needs of this region by providing an unequaled level of care in the treatment of all facets of burn injury. This is accomplished through a multidisciplinary effort that considers all aspects of a person's life including: physical, social, spiritual and psychological well-being.

Our Secondary mission is to continue to increase the body of scientific knowledge available to all burn centers through our innovative research activities. Finally, we hope to decrease the incidence of burn injury through education of the public by continuing our community outreach programs.


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Our burn care consists of four major components: wound management, pain management, rehabilitation, and nutrition support. From the first moments of a burn injury, members of the team work to prevent further damage to the wound. This includes rapid assessment of the burn for its type and severity and treating it appropriately.

With a comprehensive team approach, patients in the burn center, and their families, achieve rapid recovery and return to normal and productive life.

The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center is also designated as a Burn Research Center of Excellence.

Patient care is constantly being improved through our research by addressing the following:

  • Growing Skin
  • Better Dressings
  • Improved Rehab
  • Better Pain Management
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