Western States Burn Center
About the Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center
In 1981, James R. Wheeler, MD, founded what is now the Western States Burn Center, located on the third floor of North Colorado Medical Center.
The Western States Burn Center at North Colorado Medical Center provides the most sophisticated treatment and technology currently available for the treatment of burn injuries. The center focuses on the care of adult burn patients and has an expanded unit with 10 acuity-adaptable rooms that opened in April 2009. In addition, burn center staff can care for four additional burn patients if the demand arises.
The current state-of-the-art burn center provides burn care to eight states - Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Our burn center professionals provide patient care through a multi-disciplinary team approach. This team includes the physician, nurse practitioner, critical care nurses, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and mental health professionals. Coordination of these services provides excellent patient care in all aspects, from the initial acute setting to the outpatient rehabilitation process.