Burn Center - Health Services - Eskenazi Health

Burns are unique and complex, making them one of the most severe forms of trauma. Treatment must be multidisciplinary and extend from the time of injury through a patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.

The Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health is among the leading burn centers in the country, combining intensive patient-centered care with the most advanced medical techniques and equipment available. It is verified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association and is the only burn center in Central and Southern Indiana.

Located on the fourth floor of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center treats more than 350 inpatients every year and more than 3,700 outpatients.

Inside the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center:

  • 15 private beds
  • 10 clinic rooms
  • Two burn operating rooms
  • A medical spa
  • A physical therapy gym
  • State-of-the-art laser therapy services

The Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center also provides support services for patients and their families and has a burn prevention program to reduce or eliminate injuries in the community.

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Medical personnel can call 1.800.4.TRAUMA (1.800.487.2862) for consultation and transportation information regarding pediatric and adult burn patients. To make an appointment at the Burn Clinic, please call the toll free number at 1.855.895.0043 or locally dial 1.317.880.6868

The Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health has prepared two quick reference guides for medical personnel treating burns prior to transporting burn patients to the burn center. ABC is an acronym for the first concerns of burn care: airway, breathing and circulation. Please consult "ABCs of Burn Care" here.  In addition, please consult "Burn Stabilization Protocol" here.  

For those patients who need to be transported by helicopter, the Eskenazi Health Heliport, located on the roof of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, provides direct access to both the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center and Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health.

Inbound aircraft crews are asked to provide a pre-hospital radio report to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital via Med Channel 2 or IHERN. The heliport’s weight capacity extends to 12,000 pounds.

The Eskenazi Health Heliport coordinates are:

  • Latitude: 39-46-41.00N
  • Longitude: 86.11.03.00W
  • Elevation: 898.0 (surveyed)

Non-medical aircraft are not permitted on the heliport.

Medical personnel can call 1.800.4.TRAUMA (1.800.487.2862) for consultation and transportation information regarding pediatric and adult burn patients.

To make an appointment at the Burn Clinic, please call 1.317.880.6868.

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