Dr. Fred Mullins honored at Mississippi Ceremony

Dr. Fred Mullins’s contributions to healthcare in Mississippi were recently honored during a special ceremony at Merit Health Central in Jackson, MS. During the Oct. 8 ceremony, Mississippi State Rep. John W. Hines, Sr., praised Dr. Mullins, the late CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. He credited Dr. Mullins with bringing burn care […]
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Newest burn center in Texas cuts ribbon in San Antonio 

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, celebrated the South Texas burn center with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.  “We’ve been thrilled with the public response and the patients we’ve been able to help in San Antonio and the surrounding areas since opening our doors,” said Dr. Chandra Ellis, the medical director […]
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BRCA publishes inaugural national edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

As part of our efforts to help improve burn care through education, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America publishes Burn Care Commentary. A staple of the Southeast medical community for more than 20 years, the inaugural national edition focuses on general burn care, tells the story of one of our patients, and touches on other topics […]
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After propane explosion, man thanks Colorado doctors for his recovery

Fred Phillips suffered third-degree burns on 50% of his body and the loss of his partner of 25 years, Electra Churchill, when an unknown propane leak ignited. On Oct. 11, 2019, the pair were turning on the projector in their Colorado guest house when the room exploded. Phillips made it out, but Electra did not. […]
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Woman In Houseboat Explosion Thanks Doctors Who “Never Gave Up”

Amy Bellum is taking life one step at a time after a deadly houseboat explosion shattered her leg and ankle. After an accident that killed her friend and injured four others, Amy was left with significant burns and more than 30 fractures. She embarked on a health journey that would take years of reconstruction and […]
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Motorcyclist Thankful For Surgeons, Staff Who Saved His Leg

For Randy Kluber, Thanksgiving was truly a day worth being thankful for after a motorcycle accident almost took his leg. Driving home from the holiday dinner in 2017, Randy was hit by a car, resulting in a severely broken leg and a large open wound. He was prepared for the worst, but Drs. Benson Pulikkottil […]
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Stokes-Hodges Kia of Augusta makes major mask donation to burn center

Stokes-Hodges Auto Group has redefined gracious giving by donating face shields to local healthcare workers at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. Kia Motors of North America repurposed their factory in West Point, GA, to make face shields to help protect those on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The face shields were given to […]
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Meet Dr. Ryan Endress, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Colorado

BRCA Location: Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. Where were you born? Wichita, KS Where did you grow up? Eureka, KS  Family: “I’ve been married to my incredible wife, Nancy, for almost 4 years.  We have 2 lovely children, ages 3 years and 9 months old. My parents and 2 […]
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BRCA and Methodist Healthcare cut ribbon for San Antonio burn center

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, celebrated the South Texas burn center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 14. BRCA’s burn center at Methodist Hospital is part of the largest burn network in the nation. With 20 beds devoted to burn patients and a team of surgeons […]
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Founder’s daughter, astronaut Susan Still Kilrain, honored by USA TODAY

Susan Still Kilrain, who piloted back-to-back space shuttle missions in 1997, was recently named a Woman of the Century by USA TODAY. The daughter of burn center founder Dr. Joseph M. Still, Kilrain was the U.S. Navy’s second female pilot and currently works as a motivational speaker.   USA TODAY recently endeavored to name the […]
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Meet Dr. Michael McCann, BRCA’s newest surgeon in Idaho

Link to Dr. McCann’s physician profile. Where were you born? Cincinnati, Ohio Where did you grow up? Cincinnati, Ohio Family: “My mom and two sisters still live in Ohio.” What are your hobbies? “All of my hobbies are inspired by nature. When I’m outside of the hospital and I have some free time, I like […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America announces Dr. Claus Brandigi as its new CEO

Claus Brandigi, M.D., FACS, a burn and reconstructive surgeon with more than two decades of experience, is the new CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA). In addition to his CEO duties, Dr. Brandigi will continue to serve as the Medical Director for the JMS Burn Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Brandigi […]
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Getting distracted by the rockets’ red glare can lead to burn injuries and a trip to the hospital for the Fourth of July.

“Staying safe for Independence Day can be easy,” said Beretta Craft-Coffman, a physician assistant and Vice President of Non-Physician Providers with Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “Just paying attention can make all the difference.” Most Independence Day celebrations center around fireworks, and fireworks-related injuries surge more around the Fourth of July than any other […]
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