New burn center opens in Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- Thanks to a unique partnership with Grossman Burn Centers, St. Luke's Medical Center cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new burn center, the second in Phoenix.

Based in West Hills, Calif. Grossman Burn Centers specializes in an exceptional multidisciplinary approach to treating burn patients.

Working in collaboration with GBC medical director, Peter H. Grossman, M.D., FACS, Grossman Burn Center at St. Luke's Medical Center will offer comprehensive treatment through all phases of recovery for patients of all ages, infants to adults.

Not only with the center offer critical care and reconstructive surgical treatments, it will also offer outpatient services, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, psychology services and rehabilitation.

“An important part of our program includes collaboration with local fire departments, as well as community physicians and organizations, to bring prevention education and resources to the communities we serve,” said Lorena Silva, Chief Nursing Officer at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in a news release.

Grossman Burn Centers was founded in 1969 and is the largest plastic surgery-based burn practice in the western United States, known worldwide for its "expertise in providing acute and reconstructive burn care, rehabilitation, and post-treatment emotional and psychological support."

Javier Soto met Grossman, who will be working with the Phoenix staff and patients via tele-medicine, and got a look inside the uniquely designed facility before Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Grossman Burn Center at St. Luke's Medical Center will be ready to accept its first patients next week.

This is the second burn center in the Phoenix area, the first being Arizona Burn center at Maricopa Medical Center.

St. Luke's Medical Center is location at 1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix.