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.”

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