Burn patient celebrates prom with his nurse at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, GA

Seventeen-year-old Jayden Catoe and his brother were involved in an accident this past fall that resulted in tremendous burns for Jayden. Since last October, he has been at the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, an affiliate of Burn and Burn and Reconstructive of America. Not quite well enough to […]
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The short-term and long-term effects of electric shock on the human body

Electric shock is a terrifying phenomenon that didn’t begin with Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison. Electricity is all around us, all the time, and comes with the possibility and reality of electric shock. Electrical burns are some of the most complex and deadliest burn injuries treated across Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) national […]
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BRCA is pleased to welcome Maxwell Thorsbakken as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clark Bailey as the Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM).

BRCA is pleased to welcome Maxwell Thorsbakken as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clark Bailey as the Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). Maxwell Thorsbakken joins the team with tremendous leadership experience. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Cancer Network, a $94m, multi-site Southern California community hematology and […]
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What does battery acid do to the skin? Battery acid burns and how to treat them

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s nationwide system cares for patients suffering from a continuum of burn and wound injuries. These injuries may include everything from diabetic wounds and ulcers to thermal and chemical burns. Our expert burn and wound care teams are experienced in the emergency, acute and reconstructive treatment of burns of all […]
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BRCA’s Dr. John Rumbaugh featured on WJBF

Click here to see BRCA’s Dr. John Rumbaugh featured on WJBF.
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Dispelling the myths of homeopathic burn remedies

When it comes to at-home burn care, homeopathic burn remedies are generally frowned upon as treatment options because there is little to no research on whether these remedies improve or delay the healing process. However, some at-home burn care treatments are recommended for use on minor burns. To help give every patient the best outcome […]
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What is the rule of nines, and how can it be applied in burn care?

The rule of nines is a method used to estimate TBSA, inform fluid resuscitation and initiate the patient transfer process. For patient safety, the rule of nines should only be calculated by healthcare professionals.   For Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), burn centers across our care system, emergency services personnel and many other […]
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Scotti Roberts: Burn survivor, peer supporter, LPN and future RN

Eight-year-old Scotti Roberts grew up living the small-town-USA life in Fitzgerald, GA. In a town of roughly 9,000 people, Roberts lived with her grandparents in a pecan orchard. After dinner on Oct. 18, 2005, Roberts and her family went to the orchard to a five-foot hole where they burned their pecan branches. Playing, Roberts threw […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America in Idaho Falls now providing telehealth services to Teton Valley Health Patients

Idaho Falls, ID—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA), the nation’s largest system for burn care, Idaho Falls location is now offering telehealth services for burns and wounds for Teton Valley Health (TVH) patients through a new program (TeleBurn). “As one of the very few burn centers in the northwest, we know how important specialized […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America welcomes new Physician Recruiter

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is pleased to welcome Juan Alexander as the new Physician Recruiter starting April 25, 2022. Juan is an experienced sales executive with more than 10-years of experience. Most recently, Juan served as the VP of Physician Recruiting and Development at Health First Physicians, Inc. in Melbourne, FL. He negotiated […]
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WJBF: Taka the “superdog” helps educate children on the importance of fire safety with new coloring book

Tish Myers, a nurse practitioner at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center of Augusta, was recently featured on WJBF NewsChannel 6! In the full segment, Tish talked about the treatment Taka, a therapy dog and canine burn survivor, received from our amazing burn care team. Tish also talked about Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America announces Chuck Campagna as new Chief Financial Officer

Augusta, GA—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is thrilled to welcome Chuck Campagna as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting April 18, 2022. Chuck brings more than 25 years of senior financial leadership experience in the healthcare, environmental and business services industries, including serving as: CFO at Urology Partners of America, an 85-member […]
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The ABCs of Fire Extinguishers—Know which type is right for your needs

Did you know there is more than one type of fire extinguisher, and each one is classified by its contents? Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is helping keep our communities safe by breaking down fire extinguisher classifications into an easy-to-follow guide so that you know which fire safety device is right for your […]
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