Your Child's Care Begins Here

When your child's burn needs medical attention, we're ready in our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center—and continued care thanks to our burn care specialists right here at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Second and third degree burns require close medical attention, as they can cause extensive scarring but also are prone to infection and can lead to other medical emergencies. 

Our treatment focuses not just on healing the burn but preventing infection and scarring as much as possible. We’re also focused on helping your child manage pain, removing any dead tissue and helping your child regain function of any part affected by the burn. For severe burns, this may require treatments such as medicine, wound dressing, surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation and even lifelong assisted care. Emotional support is also an important part of healing. Our local Burn Camp for kids and other support groups help us provide holistic care for children who have experienced severe burns.