Burn and Trauma Care
Burn and Trauma Care

Children's Mercy operates the only designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and the only burn unit devoted exclusively to pediatric patients between St. Louis and Denver.

Burn and Trauma Staff

The Burn and Trauma Staff includes board-certified surgeons, a wide variety of specialists, subspecialists and ancillary services, all available 24 hours per day. Our outcomes for pediatric trauma patients are above the national average.

Team Approach

Our team offers a full range of burn and trauma services, from initial treatment to post-discharge follow-up. Staff includes:

  • Surgeons, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff who are specialists in burn care.
  • Physical therapists and occupational therapists who monitor exercises and positioning.
  • Nutritionists who minimize weight loss and oversee dietary needs to promote healing.
  • Child life specialists who provide emotional support.
  • Social workers who facilitate support throughout the community.


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