Designated by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as a Verified Pediatric Burn Care Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston provides highly specialized acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care for children with burns and other soft tissue conditions. Throughout the recovery process, inpatient and outpatient units are designed to provide care in a safe, family-centered environment regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
Save a Life America is proud to work with the onsite Tissue Bank at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston to ensure that children receiving burn care have access to life-saving donor tissue. Please consider supporting the work and mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston by making a donation.
Donations can be made online at www.donate2shc.com. Be sure to designate Galveston as your hospital of choice in the dropdown menu.
Shriners Hospitals for Children changes lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals research brings breakthroughs
Since the 1960’s, researchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston have pioneered burn care through their contributions to six core research areas including cardiopulmonary injury, metabolism, immunology and sepsis, molecular physiology responses, exercise/rehabilitation and psychosocial support of burn survivors.
The research team includes internationally renowned experts from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch whose discoveries have changed treatment methodologies and improved the lives of countless children suffering from debilitating conditions. We continue to be pioneers in pediatric burn treatment and research and are recognized as leaders in the development of improved and innovative techniques.
In 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston received more than $32 million in research funding from the Shriners Hospitals for Children international health care system, United States Department of Defense, National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Our research department has four special shared facilities that house more than 70 research scientists. We have provided education and research training to more than 200 clinical and research fellows over the past 30 years.
The most recent significant research outcomes include the improvement in models of measurement of protein, fat and skin metabolism as well as the evaluation and identification of scarring post burn injury. Progress has been made through clinical research including the discovery of glucose and insulin metabolism changes post burn, the improvement in evaluation and treatment of inhalation injuries, as well as the use of virtual reality (VR) methods during rehabilitation interventions and wound management.