May 15, 2015
Bradenton, FL – Blake Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of burn care services. This service will be provided on an inpatient basis for all burn patients that come to the emergency department or are transferred from another facility. Also, in collaboration with Burn Centers of Florida, Inc., Blake Medical Center will have an outpatient burn clinic that will treat burn patients not requiring hospitalization as well as previously hospitalized burn patients. Physicians in the outpatient clinic will also provide consultation and management of acute and chronic wounds, skin and soft tissue disorders.
Led by renowned burn surgeon and researcher, Dr. Fred Mullins, the program will consist of a multidisciplinary team of highly trained specialists with extensive burn experience. Dr. Mullins is a nationally recognized leader in burn research and treatment. Dr. Mullins will be joined by Dr. Michael VanVliet and Dr. Laura Velcu. The team of burn surgeons will treat the burn patients throughout the entire continuum of care, from initial evaluation through the entire process of reconstructive surgery.
“We are proud to add this vital service for our community. The program will provide the full complement of services to burn victims, with quality and patient safety being our utmost priority,” said Dan Friedrich, Chief Executive Officer of Blake Medical Center.