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Newest burn center in Texas cuts ribbon in San Antonio 

October 21, 2020

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, celebrated the South Texas burn center with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. 

“We’ve been thrilled with the public response and the patients we’ve been able to help in San Antonio and the surrounding areas since opening our doors,” said Dr. Chandra Ellis, the medical director of the burn center, during the ceremony in September. 

BRCA’s burn center at Methodist Hospital is dedicated to caring for patients throughout South Texas and is a part of the largest burn network in the nation. With beds devoted to burn patients and a team of surgeons trained in advanced burn and wound care, the center is equipped to provide specialized inpatient and outpatient burn care to adult and pediatric patients. 

“Through this facility, we are improving access to specialized burn care in general, which is something every patient should have a right to,” said Dr. Ellis. 

The burn center supports BRCA’s mission to treat the whole patient, from initial injury through rehabilitation and beyond, by providing comprehensive burn treatment, critical care, reconstructive services, short- and long-term rehabilitation, and follow-up care. The facility is equipped with advanced burn treatment technology such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other tools. These services help ensure the best outcome for each patient treated at the burn center at Methodist Hospital. 

“We are proud to work with Methodist Hospital for the betterment and furtherance of specialized burn care in San Antonio and beyond,” Dr. Ellis said. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to reach, much less treat, those in need of our individualized services.” 

Methodist Hospital of San Antonio is the flagship facility of Methodist Healthcare System. The hospital is an accredited Level III Trauma Center with a total bed count of 811. The hospital is home to the largest robotics program in the world and the nation’s first adult blood and marrow stem cell program accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT).