September 16, 2020
Frank Mullins, Chairman, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), Dr. Claus Brandigi, CEO, BRCA, Dr. Chandra Ellis, Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Burn and Reconstructive Center, Dan Miller, CEO, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, Dr. Craig Ainsworth, Internist cut ribbon to celebrate the center’s opening.
San Antonio, TX — As they live, work and play, many San Antonio residents and our millions of visitors, are at risk of suffering severe and devastating burns. Methodist Hospital has collaborated with Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America to form the new, comprehensive Methodist Hospital Burn and Reconstructive Center, now open and serving adult and pediatric patients in San Antonio and beyond. Since inception on April 1, 2020, the center has treated more than 150 adult and pediatric patients, affirming the great need for burn and wound care throughout South Texas.
Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America represents the largest burn network in the nation, bringing to Methodist Hospital state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology and premier care for burn and wound care patients, both inpatient and outpatient. Chandra Ellis, M.D., an innovative leader in burn care, serves as medical director of the Methodist Hospital Burn and Reconstructive Center. Referring providers have 24/7 access to our team for care.
“We saw a growing need to provide comprehensive burn care, allowing us to better serve children and adults in the community,” said Dan Miller, CEO, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “When you bring together our emergency services expertise, advanced surgical and nursing practice, critical care skills, and the deep knowledge among our rehabilitation services care team members and combine it all with the resources of the nation’s largest burn network, it’s truly wonderful news for our region.”
The capabilities within the Methodist Hospital Burn and Reconstructive Center include treatment for all burn types (chemical, electrical, friction/road rash, frostbite, inhalation, radiation and thermal), hyperbaric oxygen treatment, treatment for complex wounds, and skin and soft tissue disorder treatment.
Comprehensive follow-up care that burn patients require is offered in the new outpatient clinic, which is conveniently located on the Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital campus. The clinic is equipped for short and long-term rehabilitation, providing the best possible outcomes for patients.
Learn more about burn and wound care at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital