Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Fall 2018

HelloHealthy | Fall 2018 7 The world-renowned Grossman Burn Center has been operating out of a temporary space at Dignity Health – Memorial Hospital since 2016. Construction is underway on a new facility: the SA Camp Companies Burn Unit at The Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital. The new, dedicated location will include a seven-bed intensive care burn unit, an outpatient burn clinic, adult and pediatric catastrophic burn care, and pediatric intensive care within a comprehensive program. It will offer cutting-edge diagnostic, clinical, and surgical equipment, including hydrotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The unit will also offer follow-up care, including rehabilitation and psychological support. Opening soon! Best in burn care Restoring quality of life Memorial Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Ken Keller says that the new unit is committed to providing world-class comprehensive, compassionate, innovative care to patients. “We have a dedicated team of doctors who are committed to giving burn victims the best care possible,” Keller says. “They are on the cutting edge of what’s available for the treatment of burn injuries.” The Grossman Burn Center is renowned for its pioneering techniques that help burn survivors recover faster. Their goal is not merely to ensure survival, but to restore patients to as close to their pre-injury condition as possible. Peter Grossman, MD, president and CEO of Grossman Burn Centers and medical director of the burn unit at Memorial Hospital, says it’s this like-minded mission that makes Memorial Hospital and Grossman perfect partners. “The mission of Memorial Hospital is very much in sync with what we aspire to do at Grossman: provide excellent care to the community and form good relationships with health care providers,” Dr. Grossman says. “They truly live up to their mission statement and commitment to the community.” Care close to home Having a larger unit offering this level of care in Bakersfield means that more burn survivors can be treated locally, reducing the need to transfer to hospitals out of the area. “We have a significant need in our community for people to receive burn care,” says Keller. “This new facility provides a valuable service to patients in Kern County, because if we weren’t around, they would have to seek treatment either in Los Angeles or Fresno.” “Bakersfield deserves the very best burn care, and our goal is to create a burn unit that is second to none,” Dr. Grossman says. The comprehensive SA Camp Companies Burn Unit at The Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital is scheduled to be open to patients early in 2019. Bakersfield’s burn experts are getting a new, state-of-the-art facility—right here.