The Institutional Advisory Council (IAC) began as the National Coalition of Burn Center Hospitals (NCBCH) and has evolved to be an integral component of the ABA committee structure.

The IAC is comprised of burn centers which are as institutional members of the ABA.  With the support of the IAC the ABA has engaged in:

  • Effective private and public-sector advocacy with Congress, key agencies such as CMS, and private payer organizations.
  • Effective advocacy to counteract potential cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, eliminate annual and lifetime limits on insurance, eliminate the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for disabling burn injuries and DRG changes that impacted burn care procedures.
  • Representation for burn surgeons on the AMA Relative Value Update Committee and through participation in the CPT update and review process.

Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Burn Center
Torrance, CA

Southern California Regional Burn Center at LAC & USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

UCI Regional Burn Center
Orange, CA

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California
Sacramento, CA

UC Davis Regional Burn Center
Sacramento, CA

UC San Diego Regional Burn Center
San Diego, CA

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Regional Burn Center
San Jose, CA

Community Regional Leon S. Peters Burn Center
2823 Fresno St
Fresno CA 93721-1324

UF Health Burn Center at the University of Florida, Shands
Gainesville, FL

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center
Miami, FL

Tampa General Hospital Regional Burn Center
Tampa, FL

Blake Medical Center
2020 59th St W
Bradenton FL 34209-4604

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

University of Chicago Burn Center
Chicago, IL

Eskenazi Health Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5189

St. Joseph’s Burn Center
Wayne, IN

University of Iowa Burn Center
Iowa City, IA

Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, KS

University Medical Center New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner Redstone Burn Center
Boston, MA

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Boston, MA

University of Michigan Health Systems
Ann Arbor, MI

The Burn Center – Regions Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Mercy Hospital Springfield
Springfield, MO

George David Peak Memorial Burn & Wound Center
Colombia, MO

William Randolph Hearst Burn Center
New York, NY

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Burn Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Medical CenterUC Healthcare
Cincinnati, OH

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Miami Valley Hospital Regional Adult Burn Center
Dayton, OH

Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center
Allentown, PA

St. Christopher’s Medical – Stuart J. Hulnick Burn Center
Philadelphia, PA

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Burn Center
Pittsburgh, PA

The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center
Crozer Chester Medical Center

Upland, PA

Firefighters Regional Burn Center
Memphis, TN…/firefighters-burn-center

Parkland Health & Hospital System
Regional Burn Center

Dallas, TX

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Galveston, TX

VCU Health System
Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Richmond, VA

University of Washington Regional Burn Center
Harborview Medical Center

Seattle, WA

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Milwaukee, WI

Ross Tolley Burn Centre — Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Canada

Membership in the IAC provides burn centers:

  • A formal voice within the ABA through designated representatives on key ABA committees, to ensure that the burn center perspective on important issues is heard.
  • A special educational forum at the ABA Annual Meeting.
  • Direct access to participate in the ABA’s National Leadership Conference and present issues that are relevant to the specialty directly to legislators and congress members.