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Burn Center

As the only pediatric burn referral center in the state, we care for hundreds of children each year in our hospital, emergency department and outpatient locations. We treat all burns, ranging from minor to severe.

You and Your Child Will Have Access to Many Care Team Members

  • Critical care specialists
  • Emergency medicine doctors
  • Burn nurse specialists
  • A pharmacist
  • A nutritionist
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Child Life therapists
  • Social workers
  • Additional specialists as needed 

MUSC Children’s Health Teams up with Shriners to Enhance the Pediatric Burn Program

The MUSC Children’s Health Burn Center announced that it will collaborate with the nationally recognized Shriners Hospital for Children offering even more burn treatment options to the children of South Carolina.

The Shriners already operate pediatric burn care centers in Boston, Cincinnati, Galveston and Sacramento. The collaboration will be the first for the Shriners in the Southeast.

Currently, the MUSC Children’s Health Burn Center treats more than 300 children each year, and the pediatric burn team has implemented the use of telemedicine to successfully improve Emergency Department-based burn treatment and triage by placing MUSC Children’s Health burn personnel at the bedside through existing telemedicine infrastructure, leading to improved outcomes and decreased need for emergency transport from outlying hospitals to MUSC.

The pediatric burn team has partnered with the Virtual Teleconsultation Clinic (VTC) through the MUSC Health Center for Telehealth to offer outpatient pediatric surgery telemedicine consultations to outlying primary care providers.

 For more information on outpatient pediatric surgery telemedicine contact James Vick, Manager of Clinical Operations at vickj@musc.edu

Our Care Team

More Care Team Members

Julie Mansfield, PA

Jenny Waterhouse, NP

Ryan Howard | Surgical and Burn Program Manager

Katherine Chessman | Pharmacist and Nutritionist

Amy Ferguson | Physical Therapist

Telehealth and the Burn Center

Our pediatric burn team has implemented the use of telemedicine to successfully improve Emergency Department (ED)-based burn treatment and triage by placing MUSC Health burn personnel at the bedside through existing telemedicine infrastructure, leading to improved outcomes and decreased need for emergency transport from outlying hospitals to MUSC. Our pediatric burn team has partnered with the Virtual Teleconsultation Clinic (VTC) through the MUSC Health Center for Telehealth to offer outpatient pediatric surgery telemedicine consultations to outlying primary care providers.

Patient Resources

The SC Burned Children’s Fund is a partnership between the MUSC Children's Health pediatric burn team and South Carolina firefighters. Firefighters and community partners raise funds through aluminum can recycling and special events to provide funds to support children and their families through burn recovery and to promote burn awareness and fire prevention activities in South Carolina.

The SC Burned Children’s Fund also sponsors an annual summer camp for burn-injured children called Camp ‘Can’ Do.