Michelle Broers, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS, has been with UofL Health since 2001. She is the burn program manager with the Burn Center at UofL Health – UofL Hospital. In this role, Michelle manages the programmatic side of the Burn Center. She oversees the care of a patient from the scene of the burn incident to rehabilitation to community reintegration. Her team provides burn education to UofL Health’s health care partners and EMS agencies.
“The Burn Center provides quality, evidence-based burn care to burn and wound patients,” Michelle explained. “We provide education to the entire health care system regarding burn care, when to transfer to UofL Hospital and when to refer to the burn unit.”
Michelle started her journey with UofL Health when she landed her dream job as a physical therapist in the burn unit. She is forever thankful to those who helped her join the UofL Health team.
Michelle’s favorite thing about working at UofL Health is the teamwork and passion her team has for their patients. Teamwork and passion have propelled the Burn Center to achieve the American Burn Association’s burn verification. Now, the center is the first and only Burn Center in Kentucky.
Michelle’s goal at UofL Health is to build a burn program that provides the best innovative care for patients.
“Our verification was just the beginning,” Michelle said. “I want to provide the best burn care possible throughout their recovery for them to return to their prior level of function. I want UofL Health to be recognized for providing exceptional burn care.”
Michelle is determined to transform how burn care is conducted in the state, educating community partners through compassionate care, respectful treatment of patients, families and co-workers, and striving to provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based care.
Michelle grew up in Bullitt County, Ky. She graduated from University of Louisville with her physical therapy training and then went to University of Kentucky where she received her doctorate in physical therapy.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and two teenagers, Philip and Hannah. They enjoy spending time outdoors camping or being at the lake. She also spends much of her time serving at her family’s church.
Do you enjoy a good episode of “Criminal Minds?” Make sure to talk with Michelle. When she’s not watching the show, you can also find her enjoying the Food Network.
If you see Michelle at UofL Hospital, ask her about her favorite place to camp or about the Burn Center. She would love to share her knowledge with you!