The Regional Resource for Providing Burn Care & Recovery
The VCU Evans-Haynes Burn Center is a 16-bed unit with eight-bed ICU and eight non-acute beds. We treat 250-300 patients per year including pediatric and adult burn patients. The Burn Center serves as the regional resource for the care of acute burns and reconstructive needs of burn survivors and provides care for people injured from fire, chemical, scalds, electrical burns and skin loss injuries and diseases. Evans-Haynes Burn Center Mission, Vision and Values
Fire Prevention Education
In addition, The Evans-Haynes Burn Center also provides education to EMTs, special government forces and rural hospitals. We participate in prevention education for child or adult care facilities and schools, please contact us for more information about Preventative Education.
• Dr. Michael Feldman, Medical Director
The History of Evans-Haynes Burn Center
The Evans-Haynes Burn Center at the VCU Medical Center was founded in 1947 by Dr. Everett I. Evans and is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States.
During Dr. Evan's tenure as Burn Director, many advances in burn care were developed including the establishment of the first civilian intensive care unit and the development of the first protocol for fluid resuscitation post burn. After the death of Dr. Evans, Dr. Haynes directed the burn center for 36 years. The Unit celebraed its 60th anniversary in 2008.
The Evolution of the Burn Center
In November 2008 the Evans-Haynes Burn Center relocated to the new Critical Care Hospital, 8th Floor. Patient capacity expanded from 12 to 16 beds and the ICU capability doubled. We have reformatted to all private rooms for our non-acute patients and included an area for family to stay and participate in care.
Evans-Haynes Burn Unit to Revolutionize Burn Care
“The number of Burn Units is decreasing across the country,” said Dr. Pozez, Medical Director of the Burn Center, and Professor and Chair of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, “I think it is wise that we are increasing the size of our unit. It's important to offer the people of Virginia comprehensive burn care and that we be prepared for potentially unforseen catastrophes.”
About VCU Medical Center
The VCU Medical Center consists of the VCU Health System, the five health sciences schools of VCU, and Massey Cancer Center.
The VCU Medical Center is one of the country’s leading academic medical centers offering state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas. Designated a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma, the VCU Medical Center is equipped to handle the most serious types of trauma cases, such as burn victims, and is in a state of readiness to provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Level I centers also demonstrate high standards for trauma care, research, and education. Learn More