TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged Documentary
Every burn survivor has a story to share, whether big or small. In a new film, TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged, patients share their story of triumph and survival. One burn survivor featured in the documentary is Connor McKemey, a former patient of the Joseph M. Still Burn at Doctors Hospital.
In 2008, 13 year-old Connor was burned on over 87 percent of his body and placed in a medically induced coma after an explosion in his family’s backyard fireplace. His mother, Karin, also received burns to her face and hands trying to save Connor. After spending more than four months in the hospital enduring more than 50 skin graft procedures and another mother month in a rehabilitation center, Connor went home to Tega Cay, South Carolina, to continue his journey to recovery.
Just two and a half years after his accident, Connor helped lead his team to a state championship in lacrosse. The McKemey’s were originally told that Connor would not be able to play contact sports again. Doctors reassessed the situation once they saw how well Connor was doing.
In addition to Connor McKemey, TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged, features J.R. Martinez who was serving as a U.S. soldier in Iraq who suffered burns to more than 40 percent of his body when his Humvee hit a landmine. Martinez was a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and is now a motivational speaker.
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Dr. Joseph M. Still (1938-2006), an Augusta, GA surgeon, was a pioneering physician in the area of burn care and treatment and was instrumental in the creation and development of what has become a 70 bed critical care unit at Doctors Hospital of Augusta (“Doctors Hospital”) that is ceremonially named in his honor, i.e. the “Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta” (herein the “Hospital Burn Center”). The Hospital Burn Center is dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with burn and related injuries. The Hospital Burn Center is owned and operated as a medical unit or patient wing of Doctors Hospital by Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company. Doctors Hospital of Augusta only does business in the State of Georgia.
Similarly, a medical practice located in Augusta, GA adjacent to Doctors Hospital also bears Dr. Still’s name and is known as “Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.” The physicians that practice medicine through this medical practice also service the medical needs of patients treated at the Hospital Burn Center. The medical practice known as “Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.” is a Georgia for profit corporation having practice locations in not only Augusta, GA, but also in Austell, GA (at Wellstar Cobb Hospital), N. Charleston, SC (at Trident Medical Center), and Brandon, MS (at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital). The physician’s clinical practice locations at these other hospitals, as well as any burn care and treatment provided by any of these other hospitals, is completely unrelated to Doctors Hospital and Doctors Hospital has no interest in these Austell, GA, Charleston, SC and Brandon, MS locations and the clinics, medical practices or burn care treatment that is provided therein. Doctors Hospital does not do business in either South Carolina or Mississippi.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC. and the Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. are unrelated legal entities. Doctors Hospital has no legal interest in the ownership and/or operation of the medical practice known as “Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.” Patients who are treated at the Hospital Burn Center in Augusta, GA will receive a bill for hospital services from Doctors Hospital of Augusta and, if treated by the physicians that practice through Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., a separate bill from Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., the physicians’ practice.
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