UMC, University Medical Center, Burn Center—The Numbers:
- over 27,000 square feet;
- 20 ICU-capable rooms;
- able to heat up to 95 degrees;
- averaging 290sq ft/each with private walk-in baths/shower;
- comprehensive acute rehabilitation gym over 4,000 sq ft;
- hydrotherapy room measuring 700 sq ft with general anesthesia capability.
The new center also provides inpatient and outpatient (clinic) facilities, offices, conference rooms, a classroom, multidisciplinary/family room, staff break rooms, and a balcony that opens to Canal St where a patient can get a first-class seat for Mardi Gras parades.
Check out the article from The New Orleans Advocate and learn more about the grand opening of the UMC Burn Center, http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_daa86ae2-5536-11e8-9289-9b66ec3cfc9a.html
By: Jeffrey E. Carter, MD, Burn Center Director