Lions Wound and Burn Care Center

Dedicated Care for Burn Patients in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California!

In 1968, with the help of local Lions Clubs, UMC opened Nevada’s first, and only, Burn Care Center. Today, the center remains the state’s only dedicated Burn Center and provides inpatient and outpatient care to residents of Utah, Arizona, and California as well as Nevada. The expertise developed treating burns has been applied to caring for other wounds.

Promoting Burn Prevention

The UMC Lions Burn Care Center staff work with numerous agencies to promote burn prevention.

  • Clark County School District--educate students on burn prevention, fire safety, escape plans, etc.
  • Member of local Safe Kids organization
  • Participates in various health and safety fairs
  • Works in conjunction with local fire and police departments developing safety/prevention programs
  • Participates in the Risk Watch program

For more information about these programs or any others,please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at (702) 671-1087 and ask for Mary Martinat, RN, Burn Program Manager.

Helpful Tips

  • Be alarmed! Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home, on every floor and near sleeping rooms.
  • Test your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they actually work.
  • Cook with care. Never leave the stove unattended and always supervise children in the kitchen.
  • Check your water heater's temperature. Set the thermostat to 120 degrees or lower. Infants who aren't walking yet can't get out of water that may be too hot.

Providing Education to Professionals

The UMC Lions Burn Care Center provides initial burn treatment education to other Emergency Room departments in the city, paramedics, the fire department, UNLV, CCCC nursing students, family practice physicians and school nurses. An advanced burn life support (ABLS) provider course is held four to five times per year.

For more information about these programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at (702) 383-2268 and ask for Jose “Ed” Enriquez, RN, Clinical Manager.

Entering School with Support

School Re-Entry is a program where Lions Burn Care staff actually go into a patient’s school and discuss that child’s injuries with their classmates. This program helps transition a student back into the school environment.

For more information about this programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at 702-383-2268 and ask for Kimberly Grettum, our Child Life Specialist.

Ongoing Burn Support Group

Adult and Pediatric Support group for people who have suffered burns.
Please contact: Mary Martinat, Burn Program Manager 702-671-1087

Preventing Fires thru Education

The UMC Lions Burn Care Center is part of the Southern Nevada Fire Setters Diversion program. This program is specifically designed for arson offenders who are children. The Youth Fire Setter Diversion program provides education designed to prevent families from experiencing problems with fire setting. The program in Las Vegas is run through the Partnership for Youth at Risk Program. The phone number is 702-267-2284.

Another great educational resource is the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation.

For more information about this programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at 702.383.2268 and ask for Jose “Ed” Enriquez, RN, Clinical Manager.