The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is dedicated to providing excellent interdisciplinary, holistic care for patients and their families across their lifespan, from point of injury until optimal restoration of function.
To continue to build upon our illustrious history as the first civilian burn center in the nation; establishing ourselves as the foremost leader of comprehensive burn care for patients and their families; serving as the beacon for education, research, and injury prevention.
The Evans-Haynes Burn Center at VCU Medical Center was founded in 1947 by Dr. Everett I. Evans and is the oldest civilian burn facility in the United States.
During Dr. Evan's tenure as Burn Director, many advances in burn care were developed including the establishment of the first civilian intensive care unit and the development of the first protocol for fluid resuscitation post burn. After the death of Dr. Evans, Dr. Haynes directed the burn center for 36 years. The Unit celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008 with it's relocation into the new Critical Care Hospital, 8th Floor. Patient capacity expanded from 12 to 16 beds and the ICU capability doubled. Improvements included private rooms for our non-acute patients an area for family to stay and participate in their loved one's recovery.
LEVEL I TRAUMA CENTER
VCU Medical Center’s Trauma Program has been granted Level 1 trauma center status by the state of Virginia since 1981. It’s one of only five Level I trauma centers recognized by the state. The recognition is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate their ability to provide the highest quality of care for all injured patients.
As a verified trauma center, VCU Medical Center offers 24-hour, on-site surgical staff, dedicated operating room space and round-the-clock access to laboratory services and subspecialties including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, anesthesiology and radiology. Additionally, the medical center provides treatment of severe burns through its Evans-Haynes Burn Center and serves as a referral site for the state and a coordinating facility for the Richmond metropolitan area during disasters.
BURN CENTER VERIFICATION
The Evans-Haynes Burn Center is the only verified burn center in Virginia. Verification of burn centers is a joint program of the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Burn Center verification provides a true mark of distinction for a burn center. It is an indicator to government, third-party payers, patients, their families, and accreditation organizations that the center provides high quality patient care and meets the demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services set out in the ABA chapter on Guidelines for the Operation of Burn Centers in the ACS publication on Resources For Optimal Care Of The Injured Patient 2006.