CHH Unveils New and Expanded Burn Intensive Care Unit

For more information, please call 304-526-2390

The Burn Intensive Care Unit has grown to include six critical care beds and more than twice as much space.

After 11 months of construction, a new and expanded Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) was unveiled at Cabell Huntington Hospital July 9, 2013. The unit was relocated from the hospital's fifth floor to the fourth floor and has grown to include six critical care beds and more than twice as much space. The new $1.8 million BICU has the latest equipment and technology necessary to provide advanced care for adults and children with delicate burn injuries.

The original Cabell Huntington Hospital Burn Intensive Care Unit opened in 1981 with four beds, and it remains the only unit of its kind in West Virginia and the Huntington/Tri-State area, treating patients who would otherwise need to be transported to similar units in Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. The expansion helps meet the growing needs of the more than 350 patients treated for burn injuries each year at CHH.

The BICU physicians and staff use a team approach to help burn victims, while recognizing the complications that often occur as the result of a burn. Physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists and pastoral counselors work together with the medical staff to help burn patients recover. Staff members also provide outreach and education about burn prevention and treatment techniques for community medical facilities and community members.

For more information about the Burn Intensive Care Unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-2390.

  • Last updated: 07/23/2013
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