Established in 1962, the burn center has evolved into one of the largest civilian burn units in the nation. The newly renovated 14-bed Burn Acute Care Unit re-opened March 2004 and the 9-bed Burn ICU completed renovations November 2002.
With almost 1000 burn victims seen annually in the emergency department, the intensive care unit and the acute care unit together admit more than 500 pediatric and adult burn patients. Serving North Texas and surrounding areas, Parkland's Burn Center is a comprehensive burn center providing all the services needed to meet the needs of burn patients and their families — from emergency treatment to intensive care to rehabilitation and outpatient follow-up.
Our Burn Center continues to maintain Burn Center Verification status by meeting the criteria of the American Burn Association's Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program. This means the center met the highest standard of care for burn patients as approved by the American College of Surgeons.