Crozer-Keystone Celebrates National Recognitions of Crozer Burn Center - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on August 23, 2017

Crozer-Keystone Celebrates National Recognitions of Crozer Burn Center

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Lauren Contino
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Lauren.Contino@crozer.org

From Left: Michael Curran, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center; Mary Lou Patton, M.D. and Linwood Haith Jr., M.D., co-medical directors of the Crozer Burn Center; Terry Rush, former burn patient; and Pat Gavin, CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System

From Left: Michael Curran, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center; Mary Lou Patton, M.D. and Linwood Haith Jr., M.D., co-medical directors of the Crozer Burn Center; Terry Rush, former burn patient; and Pat Gavin, CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System

Crozer-Keystone Health System leadership hosted a celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, to honor two recent national recognitions achieved by the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. First, the burn center’s co-medical director, Linwood Haith Jr., M.D., FACS, FCCM, has assumed the presidency of the American Burn Association (ABA) for a one-year term. Secondly, the Crozer Burn Center is the 2017 ABA national “Burn Program of the Year.”

The event included remarks, refreshments and information about the Crozer Burn Center. Members of the Crozer Burn Center, former Crozer Burn Center patients and their families, Crozer-Keystone employees and representatives from regional fire department and EMS teams attended the event.

“It is an incredible honor to assume this leadership role with the American Burn Association, and for our burn center to receive such prestigious national recognition,” said Haith. “It is truly a tribute to our outstanding, dedicated team and the work they do every day to care for our patients.”

Haith is the second Crozer Burn Center physician to be named president of the ABA. Charles Hartford, M.D., FACS was ABA president in 1981.

“The burn center has a long history of research and clinical advances. Our team not only uses the latest techniques and technologies – they invent them,” said Michael Curran, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. “All of this is possible because of our amazing team, many of whom - like Dr. Haith - have been with the burn center for decades.”

Recognized as a national leader in burn care, the Crozer Burn Center has been verified by the ABA and the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1973, the Crozer Burn Center is the only burn facility in suburban Philadelphia providing comprehensive treatment for pediatric and adult burn patients and their families — from emergency and intensive care to rehabilitation, follow-up and outpatient services. The facility cares for more than 400 patients in each year from Pennsylvania as well as Delaware, New Jersey and northern Maryland. In addition to burns, the team also treats non-burn injuries, such as “road rash” and other skin conditions similar to those experienced by burn patients.

For more information about the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, visit crozerkeystone.org/Burn.

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