Blocker Burn Unit


Burn Care at UTMB Health

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.

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.

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  • Blocker Burn Unit, Galveston

Blocker Burn Unit Care Providers


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Numbers and Contacts

Nurse Manager
Jason Sheaffer, RN, MSN, CCRN
(409) 771-5744  

Social Worker
Laura Perez, LMSW, CCM
(409) 747-2076

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
American Burn Association