We are SO proud of the UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center for being reverified by the American Burn Association as the regional burn center! This means UMC continues to be the regional burn center from Arizona to Dallas, and from Oklahoma to the Texas and Mexico border. UMC has been reverified as the region’s burn center for over 30 years, making us one out of only three burn centers in the nation to have held the title for that long.
The American Burn Association completes a burn survey every three years. This year, we were the first hospital to do the survey virtually, which brought additional challenges. The survey examines:
- Patient outcomes
- UMC facilities
- Data and research projects
- Nursing leadership
- Therapy services
UMC performed exemplary and we had ZERO criteria deficiencies. The survey also noted our supportive administration, which is important to our success.
Being the region’s burn center is huge for UMC! Our services are critical for the community, allowing families to be close to patients, without the need to travel long distance.
Next time you see someone from our burn center, congratulate them on their continued success and hard work!