Children's Hospital's Burn Unit Certified by National Program

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Two assessment groups have given the burn unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital high marks.

The American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons have awarded the Burn Center Verification status to the hospital's burn center.

The hospital says in a news release that the Burn Center Verification requires an institution to meet rigorous standards of organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.

Burn center nursing director Sandra Meredith says the designation is an indicator to government, health insurance companies, patients and their families, and accreditation organizations that the facility provides high quality patient care during the full treatment and recovery process.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)