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West Penn Burn Center Adds New Outreach Coordinator

Friday, August 26th, 2011

PITTSBURGH - Longtime nurse and educator Rachelle Williams has joined the West Penn Burn Center at West Penn Hospital as Outreach Coordinator.

Her duties will include educating the public on burn prevention, developing and maintaining an outreach curriculum and building relationships with schools and emergency service providers

Ms. Williams comes to West Penn Burn Center from Sanford-Brown Institute/Western School in Monroeville, where she served as Surgical Technology Program Director/Externship Coordinator/Instructor. She managed the program, maintaining accreditation standards and hospital affiliations, and taught core classes, including burn management and prevention.

The Connellsville native and Penn Hills resident also worked as a surgical scrub and circulating nurse, and a medical/surgical pediatric staff nurse at Excela Jeannette Hospital, Uniontown Hospital and Excela-Frick Hospital. She graduated from Waynesburg College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Established in 1969, West Penn Burn Center is the only burn center in Pennsylvania that has earned verification honors five times from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. The Burn Center is also the only program in western PA verified to treat both adult and pediatric burn injuries. Verified burn centers must meet criteria that ensure burn care capability and institutional performance.

West Penn Burn Center treats patients from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The Burn Center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical systems, special equipment for treating burns, 14 private rooms including six critical care rooms, a family waiting room and children’s playroom.

 Every admitted patient has a Burn Center team dedicated to meeting individualized needs including specialized medical care, emotional and psychological counseling, nutrition planning and physical therapy.

 

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