Valleywise Health Foundation – $50K 2023 Grant Recipient

Valleywise Health Foundation – $50K 2023 Grant Recipient

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back had the pleasure to grant $50,000 to the Valleywise Health Foundation to help build the pediatric burn unit in the new 75,000 square-foot Diane and Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center. This was just the first of three donations to be granted over a three year commitment for a grand total of $150,000! 

During the check presentation, we also had the honor to meet the director of the burn center Doctor Kevin Foster, as well as a past pediatric burn survivor that had been treated at Valleywise Health. 

Valleywise Health (VH) is home to Arizona’s only nationally verified burn center, where thousands of patients each year put their trust in its clinicians to provide specialized care needed to begin their recovery. 

Unlike other health systems, more than 70% of VH patients are financially vulnerable. While other organizations provide similar health-related services, VH is the only healthcare system in Arizona with a specific mission to serve those populations who are most at-risk in our community.

With a focus on helping young burn injury patients not only survive, but also to thrive during and after medical care, the new pediatric burn unit will feature:

  • A secured pediatric unit with doors separating it from the adult treatment areas to promote safety, minimize disruptions in a child’s healing process, and reduce ongoing exposure to difficult sights and sounds encountered during burn treatment.
  • Child Life specialists who provide a critical role in maintaining the emotional well-being of pediatric patients in the hospital. The new Diane and Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center will have a dedicated pediatric playroom and teen room to give young patients a safe space to regain a level of normalcy during their hospitalization.
  • Private rooms that provide a safe space for recovery for all patients.
  • Family comfort rooms.
  • A state-of-the-art Wellness Center for rehabilitation therapy that fosters long-term survivorship care.

Learn more about Valleywise Health Foundation and its new burn center at