Our Burn Care Service manages Stony Brook's Burn Center — the only one in Suffolk County. Its surgical and medical staff provide the most sophisticated care to both adults and children with major burns.
The Burn Center is an eight-bed unit designed and equipped to meet the special needs of burn patients.
In addition to initial assessment and ongoing intensive and surgical care, the Burn Center provides the physical and emotional supports that are an important part of the total rehabilitation of burn patients.
Through its commitment to the local community, the Burn Center gained the enthusiastic backing of Suffolk's volunteer firefighters, who in 1986 created the Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund to help support special clinical and research initiatives.
One early initiative led to the creation of our novel Living Skin Bank, which provides a unique clinical resource for wound dressings that benefit our patients. The Fund has done much more over the years, and it demonstrates the community’s support of the Burn Center.