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History of the Evans-Haynes Burn Center

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.