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Joseph M. Still Burn Center

Support Groups

At the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, social workers are involved in the day-to-day holistic approach to caring for patients. At the Burn Center, we believe that support groups help patients have fewer emotional issues due to the strong level of emotional support they are provided.

Tom Dorn, social worker at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, runs a weekly support group for patients and their families. During these group sessions he may have former patients speak or have doctors and nurses come in to talk about certain issues dealing with the psychosocial side of patient treatment. In addition to the weekly burn support groups, Dorn helps host a monthly burn survivor support group at the Southeastern Firefighters’ Burn Foundation. These sessions provide an outlet where burn survivors can share their thoughts, feelings, accomplishments, and setback with others who share similar challenges.

Weekly Burn Support Group

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital
3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle
Augusta, GA 30909
2nd Floor – Lori Rogers Nursing Library
For more information call: Tom Dorn (706) 651-6660

Burn Survivor Support Group

When: 4th Wednesday of every month
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Where: Southeastern Firefighters’ Burn Foundation
3416 J. Dewey Gray Circle
Augusta, GA 30909
For more information call: Tom Dorn (706) 651-6660

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photo of Tom Dorn and support group staff

“It’s really nice to have a group of people come together to talk and receive emotional support from other patients or families or caregivers,” says Tom Dorn, social worker at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. “Some patients never want to talk about what happened to them, others want to talk and share their experiences.”

DISCLAIMER:
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 and is owned and operated as 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.

Referrals

For patient referrals, contact
Fred Mullins, MD, Medical Director
Joseph M. Still Burn Center

Toll free: 877-863-9595
Mobile: 706-830-7511
Pager: 888-259-0971