UMC Awaiting Arrival Of Burn Patients From Galveston - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/20/05

UMC Awaiting Arrival Of Burn Patients From Galveston

Lubbock is expected to receive its first Hurricane Rita evacuees early Wednesday morning.

Lubbock was specifically chosen for two women who need something Lubbock is known for a state of the art burn unit at University Medical Center. The two patients are from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Greg Bruce, UMC's Division Director, tells NewsChannel 11, one of the women needs continued treatment for burns she suffered over 28% of her body. The other women has a medical condition best treated in the burn unit.

The UT branch at Galveston was able to discharge all of its burn patients except these two who need further hospitalization. And, even though there are four other burn centers in Texas, the burn center at UMC was selected as the best option for their continued care.

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