Burn & Wound

Expert Care for the Transition Home

ChildServe’s Burn and Wound Rehabilitation program offers a unique, kid and family-focused place for children and young adults to heal from injuries. Our comprehensive services, which take place in Jojo’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit, focus on improving health and function lost during an injury. ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide medical care, intensive therapy, adaptive equipment, and recreational activities. As children and young adults reach their health and independence goals, we support them by coordinating with schools and outpatient or community services for a smooth transition to home.

Watch our virtual tour to see this space for yourself, or read about our unit here. 


Why choose ChildServe?


ChildServe has one of only two board-certified pediatric rehab doctors in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. As the only board-certified pediatric rehabilitation doctor in Iowa, Dr. Fred’s years of experience and knowledge in pediatric care are a valuable resource., MD, who treats children in the inpatient and outpatient programs.

Pediatric Experts
ChildServe’s pediatric experts, like our Certified Wound Care Nurses and Rehab Nurses and Therapists, have specialized training and additional knowledge to treat children with burn and wounds.
We hold CARFBeing CARF-accredited means that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities recognizes ChildServe as an organization that meets rigorous guidelines for service and quality and conforms to nationally and internationally recognized standards.
accreditations in pediatrics, brain injury, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Specialized Technology
ChildServe offers cutting-edge facilities and specialized technology including our whirlpool tubs for wound management and specialized mobility aids provided through the Orthotics and Adaptive Equipment programs.

Who We Serve

ChildServe’s Burn and Wound Rehabilitation program serves children and young adults (birth through 21 years old) who have experienced one of the following medical issues (and more):

Burn Injury/Healing Skin Grafts

Wounds resulting from a bacterial infection

Wounds resulting from an injury

Pressure sores

Non-healing surgical wounds

Our Approach

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We Know Kids

Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the developmental needs of children and young adults. The pediatric rehab experts in our Burn and Wound Rehabilitation program have specialized knowledge and skills to help kids and young adults with injuries heal. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
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Expert Medical Care

ChildServe’s pediatric specialists help children and young adults manage complex medical needs including wound healing, pain management, and scar management. Our pediatric team helps kids increase mobility, balance, and strength; manage contractureContracture refers to muscles and joints becoming stiff or rigid over time.; and develop independence. We emphasize nutrition to promote healing.
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Pediatric Rehab

Our Pediatric Rehab Nurses and Therapists create customized rehab plans for each child. Plans may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with therapeutic recreational activities, pet therapy, and music therapy. Our therapists have specialized training in the development and rehabilitation of children and young adults.
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We Care about Families

As part of ChildServe’s continuum of care, our rehab specialists train parents regarding their child’s condition and how to provide care at home. They offer a home and vehicle assessment to ensure safety upon discharge. Children and young adults may transition to outpatient therapy programs to continue receiving support from ChildServe’s expert therapists. Our medical social workers offer care coordination for the transition to ChildServe’s programs and other community resources as needed.

Our Team of Pediatric Specialists

ChildServe employs a variety of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Wound Nurse
Certified Rehabilitation Nurse
Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Registered Nurse

Respiratory Therapist

Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Speech Language Pathologist
Music Therapist
Aquatic Therapist

Licensed Practical Nurse

Medical Social Worker
Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
Assistive Technology Professional

Certified Pediatric Nurse

Frequently Asked Questions

How are referrals made?

To refer a child to the Burn and Wound Rehab program, call our Access Specialist at 515-331-8106 , or email communications@childserve.org.

How are services authorized and funded?

Program costs are authorized and funded through commercial insurance and Iowa Medicaid. Specific fees will be discussed during the intake/admission process.

Where are services provided?

Burn and Wound Rehabilitation services are offered at ChildServe within our Johnston location.

When are services provided?

Burn and Wound Rehabilitation services are available inpatient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

View our Annual Outcomes

ChildServe regularly gathers child and family satisfaction feedback, quality reports, and census data to monitor our services and continuously improve the care and services we provide.

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ChildServe – Johnston

5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131


ChildServe Center - Johnston


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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