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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opens Idaho's first burn center

First burn center in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) established the first burn center in the state of Idaho.

Adult and pediatric patients from a multi-state region including Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota can be treated at the center. Previously, the closest facilities were located in Denver, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

The center includes a 6-bed ICU for critically injured patients as well as an outpatient burn, trauma and wound clinic for ongoing treatment. 

To open the burn center, EIRMC invested $3 million in renovations to various departments throughout the hospital, including the Emergency Room, Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit and outpatient clinic. 

The hospital also invested an additional $2 million in new equipment and technology.

The Burn Center at EIRMC treats the following conditions:

  • All types of burns, including thermal, chemical, electrical, inhalation, friction burn/ road rash
  • Frostbite
  • Crush injuries
  • Degloving injuries
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Fournier’s Gangrene
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Skin Sloughing
  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/ Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

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