Joseph M. Still Burn Center
Perhaps more than any other area of medicine, burn center patients require a highly complex care environment—one in which diverse medical professionals collaborate as a team; new technologies converge with practical applications; patients and their families find solace and support; and prevention education is both a calling and a mission.
For over 30 years, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital has been dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to burn center patients and their families. Through our efforts, we have successfully attracted and retained one of the most experienced burn center teams in the Southeast. With our 70-bed unit and admission of more than 3,000 patients annually from throughout the Southeast, we are nationally recognized as a leader in burn research and treatment. We offer professional training programs and promote fire prevention awareness to communities worldwide. Most importantly—the Joseph M. Still Burn Center helps heal thousands of lives each year by offering hope to the patients and families we serve.
In 2011, the Joseph M. Still Burn Center was recognized as a participant in the Georgia Trauma Network as a designated Burn Center. This designation makes the burn center part of the Georgia Trauma Care Network, a group of hospitals and medical centers statewide with the resources to care for the most traumatically injured patients. In addition, the Burn Center was verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. It is the only Trauma program in the state verified by the American College of Surgeons.
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.