January 26, 2018
The Grossman Burn Centers will join with other burn centers, fire agencies, burn survivors and burn foundations across the country to recognize the 2018 National Burn Awareness Week from February 4-10. With centers in California and in Missouri, the Grossman Burn Centers will use Burn Awareness Week to kick off a year of burn prevention throughout the country.
According to the American Burn Association, more than 450,000 people receive medical treatment for a burn injury each year. Of those 25,000 are admitted to specialized burn centers which are best equipped for caring for burns survivors, on both a short-term and long-term basis. For over 40 years, The Grossman Burn Center has cared for thousands of burn survivors, with more than 35% being small children and older adults. 44% of the burn injuries treated at Grossman Burn Centers are scald burns from hot liquids, foods or steam.
“Most burn injuries occur in the person’s own home. Although anyone can sustain a scald burn, certain people are more likely to be at risk --- infants, young children, older adults and people with disabilities. These high risk groups are also more likely to require hospitalization, suffer complications and experience a difficult recovery,” says Dr. Peter H. Grossman, Medical Director of the Grossman Burn Centers. “The vast majority of these injuries could have easily been prevented.”
The Grossman Burn Center would like to offer some possible news-feature stories for your viewers, readers or listeners during burn awareness week including burn survivor stories and interviews with our Medical Director, Dr. Peter H Grossman
About the Grossman Burn Center
Founded in 1969 by Dr. A. Richard Grossman and now under the direction of Dr. Peter H. Grossman, MD, FACS, the Grossman Burn Center is renowned for its expertise in providing acute and reconstructive burn care, rehabilitation and post-treatment emotional and psychological support. Designated as a Verified Burn Center by the American Burn Association and The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Grossman Burn Center has received global recognition for its treatment of some of the most difficult and high-profile burn cases in the world. The Grossman Burn Center is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with facilities in Bakersfield, CA and Kansas City, MO. For more information: www.grossmanburncenter.com.
About West Hills Hospital
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.