One of the best things you can do for yourself or loved ones is to visit the Houston Burn Center. It is located in Galveston and offers a wide range of medical services that will help anyone suffering from an illness or injury from minor burns to traumatic brain injuries and more. The Houston Burn Center prides itself on treating all types of burns both superficial and severe. Services offered include emergency room care, physician triage, specialty clinics, rehabilitation, cremation, wound care, home health care as well as hospice care under the umbrella of a comprehensive health care team.
The burn center was named after the great Houston Burn Surgery Museum and is located on a 4.5-acre campus in the City of Houston. The Medical staff consists of a large group of surgeons, nurses, physicians and support staff. The Burn Surgery Museum houses one of the largest collections of medical equipment in the world. Among its collections are dentures, knives, scalpels, gauze and more.
Tom Hargest, M.D., is a practicing plastic surgeon with thirty-nine years of experience. Dr. Hargest is also a member of the board of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is currently the chief of surgery at the prestigious Houston Medical University. Other notable residents include: Dr. Edward Kornmehl who is a practicing cardiologist; Dr. George C. Flowers who is a practicing pulmonologist and he is the son of the late Dr. Sam H. Flowers. Dr. Paul D. Delbanco is a practicing neurosurgeon who is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
In the Burn Center, you will find world-class physicians and world class facilities. Some of the most prominent faculty includes: Tom Hargest, M.D., F.A.C. of the Burn unit, Dr. Edward Kornmehl, M.D., F.A.C. of the Burn unit, Dr. George C. Flowers, M.D., F.A.C.
Dr. Hargest is considered as one of the leaders of pediatric burn surgery in the nation. His work is focused on pediatric patients and he is regarded as an expert in this field. He has developed many new techniques and is continually innovating ways to care for children. For example, he is the principal investigator of a new procedure called “arterial embolization with radiofrequency ablation.”
A famous resident of the Houston Burn Center is Pamela Gurney. As a famous TV personality, Pamela is always seen wearing the short skirts and fashionable tops associated with the show I’m Married to (which was later known as I’m Sorry). However, Pamela is not just an entertainer; she is a caring, helpful personnel who is devoted to her profession and works with her doctors and nurses in providing a comfortable and safe environment for burn patients. Another proud resident of the Houston Burn Center is Gail Laguna, who works as the department’s communications director.
The Houston Burn Center’s goal is to improve the lives of all burn patients, both those who have been burned and those who have not. It is also involved in teaching those who have been burned how to live healthy lives and how to cope with their injuries. In addition to working with patients, the center offers its services to families of burned individuals and to all people who have been or are affected by fire accidents. The center’s outreach program includes a Children’s Hospital, a division of the Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Center.
Although the hospital is primarily for adults, children and adults alike are welcome to come and visit the Burn Center if they need to. The center’s outpatient services provide a comfortable and supportive environment for burns patients who have just had their burns diagnosed and who have returned home. The center’s inpatient services work closely with the burns patients and their families to make sure they are treated safely and to encourage them to participate in their community. Even those who cannot participate in the community activities are provided with onsite counseling, a nurse aide, and a physical therapist on their best treatment possible. All the services offered by this wonderful organization contribute to making life better for those who have been injured or burned by fire.