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06/01/2015: Ablative CO2 Fractional Photothermolysis for Burn Scars

Massachusetts General Hospital burn surgeons have assessed the mechanism of action and efficacy of ablative fractional resurfacing as potential therapy for burn scars.

05/06/2015: Saving Leo

A boy, badly burned by fire, traveled from Burundi to Boston for treatment in an extraordinary journey of resilience and devotion. Richard Ehrlichman, MD, a plastic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, is part of his care team.

10/24/2014: Storybook Ball a sweet success

A bit of Willy Wonka magic inspired more than 500 people to raise $1.8 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children during the 15th annual Storybook Ball.

10/23/2014: Taylor family makes large donation to support the work of a Mass General surgeon

Singer James Taylor and his family make a substantial donation to MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the efforts of Dr. William G. (Jay) Austen, Jr., who performs life-changing surgery on children around the world.

07/15/2014: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

04/04/2014: Austen named chief of Burn Surgery

William (Jay) G. Austen, Jr., MD, was appointed chief of the MGH Division of Burn Surgery on March 24.

01/02/2014: Tips for Spotting and Avoiding Frostbite

Mary Liz Bilodeau, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNPC, an acute care nurse practitioner at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center, offers tips for avoiding and recognizing frostbite.

09/20/2013: Sumner Redstone Burn Center opens new unit

The MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Center – the oldest and largest adult burn center in the Northeast – filled with laughter Sept. 9 as clinicians, staff, former patients and donors gathered to celebrate the center’s new home on Ellison 14.

07/19/2013: New PT space to open

The Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation made a $150,000 donation to the MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Center to help fund a new physical and occupational therapy space for burn patients.

07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

02/11/2013: Mouse models fail to reproduce inflammatory genomic response to serious injuries

Existing mouse models do not appear to accurately reproduce the human genomic response to serious traumatic injury, including major burns.

10/01/2012: From a traumatic accident comes a new purpose

Recovering from Burns: Diana Tenney and Jerry LaPerriere find hope at Mass General

12/07/2011: Traumatic injury sets off a "genomic storm" in immune system pathways

Serious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a "genomic storm" in human immune cells, altering around 80 percent of the cells' normal gene expression patterns.

08/30/2010: Microfluidic device allows collection, analysis of hard-to-handle immune cells

A team led by MGH scientists has developed a new microfluidic tool for quickly and accurately isolating neutrophils – the most abundant type of white blood cell – from small blood samples, an accomplishment that could provide information essential to better understanding the immune system's response to traumatic injury.

02/16/2010: Smoking and Home Oxygen: Doubling the Danger

As the baby boomer generation ages, the prevalence of patients using portable medical oxygen to treat pulmonary diseases is on the rise. While this treatment helps patients live richer lives with increased independence, it’s critical that those who use home oxygen understand the associated risks.


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01/15/2015: TeleBurns Clinical Education Program

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Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center

Join our clinical team as we tour the newly renovated inpatient intensive care unit in the Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. The center’s largest expansion since it opened in 1974 has new state-of-the-art equipment that will help us provide the very best in burn care.

Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center, the Patient Perspective

Learn about the Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and how it was developed with the patient in mind. The new center features bacteria-controlled nursing units, several noise-reducing measures, a new physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation space, as well as a private family waiting area.