Celebrating 50 years of burn care in 2017, the Bothin Burn Center at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is the only dedicated burn center in San Francisco and the only burn center in Northern California to be verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Trauma Surgeons. Annually the 16-bed intensive care center provides treatment for about 500 seriously burned children and adults from all over the western United States. The Center combines the expertise of surgeons, nurses, therapists, pain control specialists, and home care nurses and aides to treat patients from their first acute trauma to their return home.
Pediatric Room named in honor of Shepherd Family
On May 14, 2019, the Saint Francis Foundation held a ceremony to name a pediatrics room in Saint Francis Memorial Hospital’s Bothin Burn Center. The Shepherd Family Pediatrics Room was named in honor of Sara and Jon Shepherd who lost their two children, Kai and Kressa, in the North Bay Wildfires that swept through Redwood Valley of Mendocino County in October 2017. Read more about the story here.
Grateful Patient Story
Hot liquids burn like fire and can cause life-threatening burns. They are the leading cause of burn injuries in children under the age of four. The video below features a brave and inspiring little girl who received burn treatment at the Bothin Burn Center.