Affiliated Burn Centers

Each year in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, approximately 33,000 people experience a burn injury that requires a hospital emergency room visit. The most critical are admitted to one of four regional burn centers.  With today’s advanced medical care, many critically burned people survive but face many months and years of medical care and recovery.  Through grants and fundraising efforts, the Burn Foundation supports these efforts and the operations of the four regional burn centers.


Crozer Chester Medical Center




When the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center opened in November 1973, it was the first burn treatment center on the East Coast between Massachusetts and Virginia. The center is located in suburban Philadelphia and provides complete services to meet all the needs of burn patients and their families within a single unit - from emergency treatment to intensive care to rehabilitation to follow-up and outpatient care.

The center has earned an international reputation for excellence in holistic burn care, treating more than 7,300 new patients since 1973, an average of 350 patients annually.

The center's team uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques, medications, therapies, wound care and skin replacement products and also treats non-burn injuries, such as "road rash," and medication reactions and other skin diseases that result in conditions similar to those experienced by burn patients.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center 
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013 Phone: 610-447-2800
To learn more about the Burn Center at Crozer-Chester, visit




The Regional Burn Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital cares for about 400 pediatric and adult burn patients each year, as well as other patients with major skin disorders who require the Burn Center's special environment.

Opened in 1974 as a regional referral center caring for critical care burn patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding region, the center provides services for about 100 referring institutions from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2002, the burn center opened the Burn Recovery Center to provide outpatient care. This center serves patients discharged from the Regional Burn Center, as well as patients with less severe burns treated in the Emergency Department.

The Regional Burn Center and Burn Recovery Center
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Kasych Family Pavillion
Cedar Crest Boulevard & Route 78
Allentown , PA 18105
To learn more about The Regional Burn Center and Burn Recovery Center,





St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a 161-bed pediatric hospital that provides a wide range of pediatric medical and surgical specialties. With a medical staff of more than 270 pediatric specialists, St. Christopher's is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and provides programs such as kidney and liver transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, and open heart surgery for the children of the greater Philadelphia area and from around the world.

The Stuart J. Hulnick Burn Center provides the specialized care required by children suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. It is one of the only pediatric burn centers located between Boston and Washington, D.C. The team of specialists, including plastic surgeons, pediatric surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, social workers and other specially trained health care professionals, uses modern techniques not only to treat young burn victims but also to treat the emotional problems resulting from such injuries.

St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Stuart J. Hulnick Burn Center
Erie Avenue at Front Street   
Philadelphia, PA   19134
Ph: 215-427-5000
Fax: 215-427-4444
To learn more about St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, visit





Temple University Hospital is a certified Level I regional trauma center and has one of the busiest emergency departments in the region providing quality medical care to over 28,000 inpatients and 150,000 outpatients annually.
Temple’s Burn Center is a specialized and highly sophisticated burn care facility offering a wide range of care for children and adults —from high-level trauma care for severely burned patients, to outpatient care for those with less severe burns. And regardless of the extent of the injury, all burn patients treated in the Temple University Hospital emergency room are fast-tracked and seen by burn center specialists.

Temple University Hospital
Temple Burn Center
Second Floor Parkinson Pavilion
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Admissions: (215) 707-2876
Outpatient: (215) 952-0792
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