Spring 2007

Duke Energy funds new waiting area in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center

Burn patients often have to undergo many weeks of treatment and recovery, which is not only difficult for them but can also create a hardship on patients’ families.

Recognizing this reality, Duke Energy contributed $300,000 to the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center to create a new waiting area at the treatment facility.  The Duke Energy Family Waiting Area will provide a comfortable space for families who may have traveled great distances to be near a loved one being cared for at the regional center.

“We hope this waiting area provides some small comfort to them during a very difficult time,” said Ellen Ruff, president of Duke Energy Carolinas.

The gift was presented in October 2006, as the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center celebrated its 25th anniversary.  The center is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast and averages 600 inpatient admissions and 3,500 outpatient clinic visits per year.  The burn center is a multidisciplinary, 21-bed specialty care facility with an experienced and dedicated staff.