OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

Patient Stories

Learn how the Regional Burn Unit at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center provides support for patients at every phase of injury in their own words. 

Jordan Zulauf

Jordan Zulauf Video

It started as just another day at work for Jordan Zulauf. The sub-contracted cable installer was inside the basket of a hydraulic crane working on a utility pole when something went wrong. A massive surge of electricity coursed through Zulauf's body. 

Diagnosed with severe burns, Zulauf was immedaitelty flown to the OSF Saint Anthony Regional Burn Unit. Jordan was in a coma for nearly six weeks. Dr. Stathis Poulakidas and the OSF Saint Anthony trauma and care teams helped pull him through.

Michael Koester

Michael Koester Video

Michael Koester was installing drainage tile in a farm field when a natural gas explosion left him with second and third-degree burns on about 50 to 60 percent of his body. He explains how the care providers at the OSF Saint Anthony Regional Burn Unit helped him throughout his recovery process.