Burn injuries are some of the most common injuries in the United States. Whether it’s a small burn from touching a hot pan or third-degree burns from a fire, most of us have dealt with one at least once in our lives. When serious burn injuries occur, however, we need the attention of doctors in order to properly heal.
In April of 2019, the Doctors Hospital of August launched construction on what would become America’s largest burn center—the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, located in Atlanta, GA.
A recent $75 million expansion of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center consolidated and expanded the hospital’s current burn treatment services.
The new expansion doubled the number of patient rooms and added a six-level, 550-space parking deck for patients, visitors, and employees. The majority of this project was completed in the summer and fall of 2020, with final completion occurring in February of 2021.
The expansion included the construction of the Fred Mullins, M.D. Tower. Named for the late Dr. Fred Mullins, who was deeply involved in the design and layout of the burn center, the tower added 20 burn intensive care units, 4 operating rooms, a recovery room, an area for cleaning wounds, and a second helipad. The new tower also features a specially engineered HVAC system, which is designed to meet the needs of burn patients, who must maintain body temperature for optimum treatment and recovery.
At Construction Protection Systems, we’re proud to have had the opportunity to play a small part in the construction of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center and the Fred Mullins, M.D. Tower. Stay tuned for more updates from the innovators of 1-2-3 Door Shield—the original, reusable door protection system.