Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Texas at Medical City Plano awarded American Burn Association’s burn center verification 

April 6, 2022

Plano, TX—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is pleased to announce the American Burn Association (ABA) has officially named the Burn and Reconstructive Center of Texas at Medical City Plano as an ABA-verified burn center.

BRCA partnered with Medical City Plano to open the Burn and Reconstructive Center of Texas in 2015 to provide extensive burn, wound, critical and reconstructive care and outpatient services to patients in Plano and the surrounding areas.

The official verification marks a distinction, signaling that the comprehensive burn center meets the highest current standards of care for the burn-injured patient. In addition, a verified burn center reflects a commitment to quality patient care to burn patients from the time of their injury through long-term rehabilitation.

Medical City Plano is Collin County’s only Level I Trauma Center and one of seven ABA-verified burn programs across the state. It treats more than 4,000 patients annually from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.

“I am proud of our burn team at Medical City Plano and their work to earn verification from the American Burn Association,” said Dr. James Cross, Burn Medical Director at Burn and Reconstructive Centers at Medical City Plano. “The ABA’s burn center verification is proof of our patient-focused mission of Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives.®, and I’m incredibly grateful for the medical care team in Plano for helping ensure every patient has the best possible outcome.”

Medical City Plano’s Burn and Reconstructive Center is the second ABA verified burn center in BRCA’s national burn care system. It includes a specially equipped ED burn room, two dedicated operating rooms, a 14-bed intensive care unit, a step-down unit for inpatient care and a five-room outpatient burn center.


Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is the largest system of burn care in the United States. Each year, BRCA’s physicians and advanced practice providers treat patients of all ages for a wide range of injuries, including thermal, chemical and electrical burns, skin and soft tissue disorders, complex wounds and traumatic extremity injuries. For more information, visit BRCA’s website at or our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.