Scheduled Visiting Hours
9:00am - 9:30am
12:00pm - 1:00pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
8:30pm - 9:30pm
- Visitors are restricted to immediate family only.
- Visitors must be age 13 or older.
- No food, live flowers, or live plants are permitted in Burn ICU rooms
Note: 4-West is an extension of the Burn Unit. All visitation policies are the same unless authorized by the physician or 4-W staff. Please use the buzzer at the door to the Burn Unit that corresponds with your family member’s room number, then tell the responding staff member who you want to visit.
Family visits are encouraged by the Burn Center to boost morale and give psychological suppor to the patient during their stay in the facility. Visitors from family and loved ones are both important to the patient and to those who are visiting. However, the physical care of the patient must take priority over any other consideration.
The treatment of a critically injured burn/wound patient can be a very complex and time consuming process. Appropriate wound care is crucial and demanding, sometimes requiring several hours for each patient. Once a treatment has been started, it cannot be stopped until completed. For this reason, visitation times may be delayed or postponed until the next scheduled visiting time. Family members are asked to be understanding and cooperative at these times.
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.