Almost 100,000 Americans are hospitalized each year due to serious burns. At the Firefighters Burn Center we help burn survivors return to normal, productive lives as quickly as possible. Surgery, wound care, rehabilitation, and restorative medicine are available to adolescents (14 and up) and adults devastated by serious burns.
Firefighters Burn Center has earned verification from the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it the only Burn Center in Tennessee to earn this distinctive honor.
Our full-service Burn Center:
- Treats more than 500 patients annually, including 300 inpatient admissions
- Is the only full-service Burn Center of its kind within a 150-mile radius of Memphis
- Features 14 beds, an outpatient clinic, surgery facilities, a rehabilitation center, a research division, and special cutting-edge burn care equipment
Firefighters Burn Center takes part in a variety of education and community outreach activities with the goal of preventing burn injuries.
William L. Hickerson, M.D., is the Medical Director at the Firefighters Burn Center. For more information about the Burn Center, call 1-800-351-3434.