The mission of our Burn Center is to provide optimal patient care through the skills of a multi-disciplinary team. Advances in burn care over the past 30 years attest to the value of a dedicated team of professionals working for the patient, all asking questions of each other, sharing observations and information, and seeking solutions to improve care.
The cornerstone of excellence in patient care lies in recognizing and supporting the role of each health care professional, and fostering teamwork to make our efforts successful. It is our continuing goal to remain at the forefront in providing optimal burn care for the patient from the moment of injury through rehabilitation.
Our burn team consists of a multi-disciplinary group of direct care givers such as physicians, a psychologist, nurses, pharmacists, nursing assistants, therapists, social workers, and chaplains. Our team meets weekly to evaluate the patient's progress, develop the patient's plan of care, and set goals for the future.
Our Burn Center has 8 beds in the burn ICU and 16 beds in the acute care unit, with two hydrotherapy areas for wound care, and a gym for therapy. We also have a dedicated waiting area, weekly coffee hour, and the long-term individual units nearby. There is a support group to help burn survivors and their families cope with the long-term effects of serious burn injuries that meets monthly.
Dr. James H. Holmes, IV