UTMB staff and faculty celebrated the completely renovated Blocker Burn Unit, the first burn center in the United States to be a verified center of excellence by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, an accreditation it has maintained continuously since 1996. “The mortality and outcome statistics in this unit are the best in the United States.” said Dr. David Herndon.

[Note: This article was written by Maureen Bayless Balleza of UTMB’s Office of Public Affairs. Send your story ideas to public.affairs@utmb.edu.]