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UMC marks 20 years of verification from the American Burn Association

The UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center has been verified by the American Burn Association for the 5th time, making it one of only three burn centers in the country to be verified for 20 consecutive years.

"We have a host of dedicated staff that helps take care of these very sick patients," said Dr. John Griswold, medical director of the burn center. "This is a tremendous recognition for our staff and our hospital."

The UMC burn center is one of 45 regional burn centers in the country and the only one between Dallas and Phoenix. UMC's is one of two centers in Texas that treats pediatric patients. About 40 percent of the 400 major burns UMC treats each year are children.

"In West Texas and New Mexico, if a patient needs burn care, the first name that pops up is UMC, because of our proximity and the high quality care the patient will receive," said Dr. Mike Ragain, UMC chief medical officer.

The verification survey by the ABA commended Dr. Griswold as key to the center's success. The ABA also found a strong team approach to care, particularly from nurses, who must complete a 12-week orientation program. The center has low staff turnover, the survey found. Emergency burn patients also benefit from the training of UMC EMS and the UMC Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest trauma rating awarded by the state.

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