Burn care treatment center in Augusta, Georgia

Joseph M. Still, Jr., MD teamed up with Doctors Hospital in 1978 to build one of the world’s leading burn treatment facilities in Augusta, Georgia. To this day, his legacy remains, as the Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn center in the U.S. Patients travel far distances to Doctors Hospital to receive care from our world-class facility.

To learn more about our world-renowned burn care, please call us at (855) 863-9595.


The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital is recognized by the Georgia Department of Public Health as a Designated Burn Center. The American Burn Association (ABA) identifies us as a Verified Burn Center. Additionally, Doctors Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center designated by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.

Joseph M. Still Burn Center

The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is a 113-bed hospital unit that treats thousands of patients with severe burns every year. As the largest burn center in the U.S., patients from all over the country have trusted us with their burn treatment.

As part of Dr. Still's continuing legacy, he founded the Burn Foundation of America to help patients and their families when specialized burn care is needed for an extended period of time. The foundation provides lodging for family members who want to be close by during treatment and daily meals, helping people save money and focus on their loved one's health.

Wound and burn care services

Our burn center not only offers medical and surgical treatments but also support for our patients, their families and our community. The burn center provides:

  • Burn prevention educational initiatives
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pediatric burn care
  • Rehabilitation (PT, OT, SLP)
  • Skin healing products
  • Support for patients' family members throughout hospital treatment


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 90-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. 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.