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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

National Burn Awareness Month

Did you know that Connecticut’s only accredited Burn Center is located at Bridgeport Hospital?  It is one of our region’s signature medical services with staff and facilities dedicated solely to the treatment of burns.  The Burn Center is one of only 58 burn centers in the United States and is recognized by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association for meeting the most demanding national standards of burn care.

The Burn Center serves more than 550 inpatients and receives over 800 outpatient visits each year.  To underscore its unique role as a statewide medical resource, the facility has been renamed “The Connecticut Burn Center.”  The Burn Center is also undergoing a $1.5 million renovation that will enhance the already exceptional care provide to burn patients.  Watch the video about the Burn Center and the project and find out how you can help by visiting http://foundation.bridgeporthospital.org.

Photo caption:  Sen. Richard Blumenthal recently toured the Connecticut Burn Center with Dr. John Schulz, MD, medical director and Jacqueline Laird, nurse manager.

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