Blocker Burn Unit

Need immediate burn care?

Come to the UTMB Health Emergency Room in Galveston, you will be taken directly to the Blocker Burn Unit for treatment.


Emergency Room, Galveston

In 1996, UTMB Health’s Blocker Burn Center became the first burn center in the U.S. to be certified by both the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association, an accreditation it has maintained continuously since 1996.

Numbers and Contacts

Nurse Manager
Jason Sheaffer, RN, MSN, CCRN
(409) 772-8382  

Education Outreach Coordinator
Monica Hutson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR
(409) 747-3460

American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center
DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke
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