Official Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Thursday
The Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Texas at Medical City Plano opens this week with an official ribbon cutting scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 9 a.m. at the burn center’s outpatient clinic.
The burn center is Collin County’s first and North Texas’ second dedicated burn unit. It is expected to serve patients from Texas and the surrounding states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.
“Specialized burn care complements our trauma program and places Medical City Plano at the pinnacle of emergency care,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano, “For us, it’s symbolic that we can handle any and every need for all our patients.”
Medical City Plano is the only Level 2 Trauma Center in Collin County and is pursuing accreditation as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care available.
The $10 million dollar, 20,000 square foot addition will include a specially equipped trauma room, two operating rooms, an eight bed intensive care unit, a step down unit for inpatient care, and a six room outpatient burn clinic.
The operating rooms and ICU have special climate controls to regulate temperature and humidity for burn patients who often have difficulty maintaining body temperature. Specialized whirlpools will meet the unique needs of burn patients. The outpatient clinic is equipped for short and long-term rehabilitation as a result of complications from burns.
The Burn and Reconstructive Center of Texas is in collaboration with the widely respected JMS Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, a pioneer in burn care treatment. A highly qualified team of surgeons, nurses and therapists certified and trained in critical burn and advanced wound care for adults will staff the unit.
“We are the most comprehensive hospital in Collin County,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano. “This burn center is an extension of our commitment to exceptional and high level health care.”