two hands, one badly burned

Complex Wound and Burn Management

Blythedale is a center of excellence in treating children with complex burns and wounds. The goal of the complex wound rehabilitation team is to obtain maximum autonomy and functionality while maintaining the optimal integrity of the healing wound or grafts with scar control.

Why Blythedale…

In addition to Blythedale's dedicated Wound Team, and clinical expertise in burn rehabilitation, the Hospital provides state-of-the-art wound management capabilities, including VAC therapy.

  • Inpatient
  • Day Hospital
  • Long Term Care

Matthew's Perfect Pitch

Thirteen-year-old Mathew was well-known as a baseball prodigy in the Little League community. A versatile player, the talented teen hit more than 70 home runs in one year alone. The road that led him to Blythedale is heart-breaking, but his tenacity and courage in the face of adversity has led to an...

Complex Wound and Burn Management Team

Blythedale’s specialized complex wound rehabilitation team is comprised of certified wound care nurses, pediatricians, physiatrists, psychology, Child Life, rehabilitation nursing, nutritional support and the largest hospital-based department of pediatric therapists (physical, occupational, speech and respiratory) in New York State. These specialists provide acute, comprehensive inpatient burn and complex wound rehabilitation to children who are admitted from regional tertiary care centers.

A Doll Like Mimi

Seven-year-old Mimi, a Day Hospital patient at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, was surprised with a special birthday present from halfway across the country earlier this month. Mimi received “A Doll Like Me” (she now lovingly calls “Precious”), donated by nine-year-old Rylan from Wisconsin as part...