About Grossman Burn Center

the grossman burn center at west hills hospital & medical center

Since we first began in 1969, the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center has earned a worldwide reputation as an innovative leader in burn treatment. Our center serves the Southern California area including the San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

In addition to our headquarters at our West Hills, California location, we have sister facilities in Bakersfield, California and Kansas City, Missouri.

If you or your loved one have suffered a life-threatening burn injury, call 911 immediately.

Burn treatment center in West Hills, California

We understand having a burn injury can be a frightening experience, and that's why our skilled medical staff in our world-renown center provides advanced, compassionate burn care.

Our West San Fernando facility is a designated burn center by California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) . We take a plastic surgery-based approach with each patient's treatment in our West Hills, California location.

To get more info about our burn center and our services, speak with one of our staff at (818) 676-4177.

Burn conditions we treat

Since our founding, our burn center continues to be on the cutting edge of surgical burn care. We specialize in comprehensive burn treatment that uses a plastic surgery model. Our burn care specialists provide a range of procedures from acute care and reconstruction to rehabilitation services and psychological counseling.

Many pioneering techniques which are now standard practice in burn treatment were developed by our founder, Dr. Grossman. When he founded the center, burn care focused almost exclusively on patient survival; today the focus is on restoring the lives of burn survivors, physically, emotionally, and cosmetically.

Burn care services we offer

Our burn center is a part of a network of specialized treatment centers. Learn about our sister Grossman Burn Center locations at our network website.

Burn conditions may need multiple types of treatments to help each patient reach as full a recovery as possible. Some of our treatments include critical care services, outpatient burn services, same-day surgery services, hyperbaric therapy and counseling.

Additionally, we offer a variety of support options for patients. Being able to manage recovery may be a challenge for some patients. Being able to interact with patients with similar experiences helps some patients with their healing. Some of our programs include family camps for families, school reentry for children, workplace education for companies and prevention programs for communities.

About our founder

Dr. A Richard Grossman

Dr. A. Richard Grossman, our center's founder, was an internationally recognized plastic surgeon and a pioneer in the comprehensive treatment of burn injuries.

In 1958, while serving as an emergency room resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Grossman treated victims of a catastrophic fire at Our Lady of Angels parochial elementary school, which claimed the lives of 93 children and four nuns. The experience had a profound effect on Dr. Grossman and was a driving force behind his vision to create a world-class comprehensive burn treatment facility dedicated to providing the best burn care anywhere.

Throughout his career, Dr. Grossman treated and restored the lives of thousands of patients — firefighters, children, celebrities and patients from all over the world. Dr. Grossman’s greatest passion was the ongoing care of burn survivors. He founded several foundations to help burn survivors in need.