The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz in metro Denver is always ready to accept patients with burns and soft tissue injuries of all sizes.
Our burn center model provides inpatient and outpatient services in one location. For patients, this means a seamless transition through their entire recovery.
We have been Colorado’s premier burn center since 1976. We have been verified by the American Burn Association as a center of excellence since 1998.
This designation highlights the care of our multidisciplinary burn team to achieve optimal patient outcomes for their return to both physical and psychological health.
Conditions we treat
- Burns: chemical, electrical (including lightning strikes), thermal
- Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
- Frostbite patients receiving our innovative t-PA protocol had a digit amputation rate of 2% in 2014, compared to 31% amputation rate for patients who do not receive t-PA
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Soft tissue diseases (Darier’s Disease, epidermolysis bullosa, pemphigus vulgaris)
- Stevens – Johnson syndrome
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
The advantage of a multispecialty team
At the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz, a team of specialists from different areas work together to treat your unique needs.
These teams are made up of surgeons, registered nurses, burn technicians, psychiatrists, and pharmacists. Additional staff members include social workers, caseworkers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. These professionals blend their expertise to maximize your recovery and your quality of life.
Refer your patient: call 1.844.285.4555
Referring physicians: please call us at any time.
A referral to the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center, regardless of size or type of injury, means that the patient will have access to our team of burn specialists including physical and occupation therapy, nutrition, psychology, and rehabilitation along with exposure to our SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) peer support program and assistance through our Burn Foundation and burn survivor community.
- 2nd degree burns > 10 %
- Burns to face, hands, feet, perineum, major joints
- 3rd degree burns
- Electrical burns
- Inhalation injury
- Chemical burns
- Pediatric burns (12 years and under or 40 kg and under go to Children’s Hospital Colorado)
- Burns with associated trauma
- Burns accompanied by pre-existing medical conditions
- Burns with special social, emotional, or rehabilitation needs
Connect to the burn community
The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center offers many resources to facilitate emotional healing post burn injury including Burn Support Group, Survivor Peer Support through the Phoenix Society SOAR Program, and Outreach and Prevention volunteer opportunities.
To connect to our burn community, contact our outreach coordinator at 720-848-6054.