Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado at Swedish Medical Center


Swedish Medical Center is proud to be the only Level I trauma center in the south metro Denver area with a dedicated burn unit. In conjunction with the largest burn center in the U.S., Swedish is bringing more than 30 years of burn experience to our hospital, including treatment for patients of all ages. In addition to our specialized inpatient burn unit, the outpatient burn clinic will be open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments.

Our comprehensive burn center offers a dedicated inpatient critical care unit and operating room, an outpatient clinic, and a burn camp for children.

Burn treatment services

Our goal is to minimize the lasting impact of burn injuries, and we offer reconstructive treatment services that is tailored to each patient's needs through gaining intimate knowledge of initial stages of patient’s burn. Our program provides 24/7 coverage by physicians who are specially trained in burn and reconstructive care. Our multidisciplinary team brings together a number of health care professionals, including:

  • Trauma specialists
  • Pediatric intensivists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Case management and social worker
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Dietary
  • Many others

Burn injuries and conditions treated

We care for patients of all ages, including infants, children, adults and geriatric patients. Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Burns of any degree or depth
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Frostbite
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  • Fournier’s Gangrene
  • Drug Reaction with Eosinophila
  • Systemic Symptoms

State-of-the-art burn center

The leading-edge facility at Swedish Medical Center offers two hyperbaric chambers for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as the treatment of burns.

As part of a comprehensive burn program, hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers:

  • Significantly improved morbidity and mortality
  • Reduced hospital stay length
  • Lessened need for surgery

Our facility also offers a hydrotherapy suite for management of burn wounds, which is designed to minimize spread of wound infections.

We provide iPads outside of every patient room with all necessary precautions (isolation, surgery prep, diet, etc.) as well as MyCare electronic patient boards instead of standard white boards to improve communication among caregivers as well as with the patient.

We also offer PlayStation 4s for increased patient entertainment options, digital clocks with temperature readouts, custom colored epoxy flooring and electrified glass at patient room doors eliminating the need for privacy curtains, which minimizes risk of infection.

Each patient has a private bathroom and bedside dialysis connections.

Outpatient burn clinic

In addition to our specialized inpatient burn unit, Swedish also provides burn care through our outpatient burn clinic. This outpatient center offers a variety of advanced treatments and therapy options for patients of any age with any type of burn injury and is open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments.

Conditions treated at our outpatient burn clinic

  • Burn injuries
    • Thermal burns
    • Electrical burns
    • Chemical burns
  • Scar management
    • Scars of any type
  • Skin injuries
  • Microsurgical reconstruction and revascularization

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