Johnson & Johnson Burn Treatment Center (JJBTC) in Soweto
In 1990, the company built the Johnson & Johnson Burn Treatment Centre at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The JJBTC has 24 beds for adults and 26 beds for children, an operating room, and multi-disciplinary facilities and treats about 1,500 people a year. This state-of-the-art unit treats more than 1,500 patients annually for serious and complicated burns, and has succeeded in reducing the mortality rate among critically ill patients. J&J continues to support the facility with management support, essential equipment, quality products, and education for nursing and medical personnel. Less visible, but of equal importance, are the investments and expertise provided at the community level with the establishment of clinics and training of caregivers.