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FPL Power to Care Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Rehabilitation Therapy Unit

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach in the care of pediatric, adult, and elderly patients from the moment they are brought into Ryder Trauma Center. Surgeons and nurses in the trauma resuscitation area provide patients with immediate treatment to reduce the risk of infection and they are then placed on a pain management regimen.  Patients with severe and life-threatening burns are then transferred to the Burn Intensive Care Unit.  

Occupational and physical therapists provide rehabilitative services both at the bedside and in the burn center’s gym. Therapists guide exercises in weight training, muscle strengthening, resistance, endurance, range of motion, and activities of daily living.

In October 2016, Florida Power and Light (FPL) donated $500,000 to Jackson Health System and the Jackson Health Foundation to renovate and upgrade the rehabilitation therapy unit at the center. The FPL Power to Care Burn Rehabilitation Therapy Unit now features new parallel bars, trampolines, and exercise equipment that are used to help patients with their treatment and recovery.

Each year, more than 1,000 patients are seen at the UM/JM Burn Center. While the renovations allow our physicians, therapists, and other medical professionals to continue providing exceptional care, it provide patients with access to a state-of-the-art gym where they can learn to regain their independence.
 
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The UM/JM Burn Center is currently the only verified burn center in South Florida – and one of just 65 in the United States. This is a mark of distinction from the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons that the center provides high-quality burn care from time of injury through rehabilitation. The rigorous set of criteria must be met every three years.

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