The Regional Burn Center at Memorial Medical Center was created to care for seriously burned patients. Those involved in the care of these patients are highly trained through in-service programs, seminars, the course of burn care, and continuing education.
A team approach from all disciplines involved is key for the care these patients need. Members of the Burn Team include physicians, nursing staff, food and nutrition services, physical and occupational therapy, social service, infection prevention, psychiatry, discharge planning, pastoral care and other staff as needed.
The COMPASS (Compassionate Ongoing Meaningful Personal and Social Support) group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Memorial Medical Center. This group provides support to burn survivors and their families. All are welcome to attend.
Memorial Medical Center can assist with arranging transportation of patients by ground ambulance, helicopter or fixed wing. For more information, call 1-877-662-7829.
Weekly Interdisciplinary Rounds
The Burn Center staff each week takes a comprehensive look at each patient's total plan for care. During these rounds, the staff reviews the plan of care, discusses both patient and family needs, and works toward coordinating services so that upon discharge, the patient's transition to home is a smooth one.
Memorial Medical Center offers comprehensive rehabilitative services for patients once they have been discharged from the Regional Burn Center. Rehabilitation professionals assist patients in re-learning daily living skills and adjusting to lifestyle changes that may have resulted from their injury.
The services of a skin culture lab is available to Regional Burn Center patients. This research lab is a cooperative effort with the SIU School of Medicine.
Annual Education Series
Each year, Memorial's Regional Burn Center staff, in conjunction with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, presents a Wound Care Symposium. This educational event is attended by health care professionals across the state offering speakers and information on the latest in care for all types of wounds.