|Burn Center's Rehabilitation Gym Dedicated to Firefighters
July 29, 2009
Marion Jordan, MD, director of The Burn Center, leads the ribbon cutting to dedicate the rehabilitation gym
The rehabilitation gym in The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center has a new look and a new name. Today, the facility was officially named The Firefighters Burn Rehabilitation Gym. The name was announced during a ceremony to thank the firefighters for raising money to pay for the renovation of the gym.
Click here to watch video that shows the gym's new features
The D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation and unions representing firefighters in the District, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties raised more than $100,000 to upgrade The Burn Center’s rehabilitation gym. The money paid for new furniture and equipment designed to help burn patients heal and resume daily living activities. Some of the new features include a flat-screen television, Wii gaming system, a space-saver parallel bar system, range-of-motion therapy devices, and new exercise mats.
“The firefighters have been tremendous supporters of The Burn Center over the years and we felt it was only appropriate to name the gym in their honor,” said Marion Jordan, MD, director of The Burn Center. “So many firefighters have taken a personal interest in what we do here, from the care to the research, and their efforts have helped us get the resources needed to make this one of the best burn units in the country. “
The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center is the region’s only adult burn facility. Patients with serious burn injuries are treated in one of the two designated burn-care units, while people with minor injuries are provided outpatient wound care and rehabilitation through The Burn Center Clinic. The Burn Center is also a leader in burn treatment research and burn prevention outreach.