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 one of only 63 burn centers in the United States that 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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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.


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