A treacherous diabetic road: Jill Bird’s story

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that lasts a lifetime and often results in secondary health problems. From Type 1 to Type 2 diabetes, it’s essential to be aware of the health risks you are pre-disposed to with a diabetes diagnosis. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is dedicated to shedding light on this […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Rizal Lim is featured on NewsNation and Newsweek!

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s Dr. Rizal Lim was interviewed live on NewsNation! Performing services at Kendall Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lim and Burn Medical Director Dr. Haaris Mir reconstructed fifteen-year-old Lucas Cruz’s legs after a bull shark attacked him while lobster diving. In the interview, Cruz discusses the details of the attack while […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Kendall Regional Medical Center featured on Good Morning America!

Burn Medical Director Dr. Haaris Mir joined his patient, Lucas Cruz, on Good Morning America to talk about the 15-year-old’s recovery after a bull shark attack left both legs severely injured. Dr. Mir and Dr. Rizal Lim performed emergency treatment and reconstruction on both legs, enabling Cruz to retain and rebuild the function in both […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Kendall Regional Medical Center save a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark

Miami, FL—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Kendall Regional Medical Center recently treated a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark while lobster fishing at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, FL. On August 7, 2021, Lucas Cruz had only been in the water for 15-20 minutes when a bull shark attacked him, causing significant […]
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BRCA Foundation’s Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup Returns November 6, 2021

Augusta, GA—The Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup returns Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, benefitting Camp Sweet Escape and BRCA Foundation, the host of the event and fundraising arm of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “Five years ago, the Augusta Polo Cup started with the goal to raise money for juvenile diabetes research,” said Frank Mullins, […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Offers Tips on Having a Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 30—As summer comes to a close and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to help you and your family have a safe and fun weekend celebration. Before heading out of town, setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some tips that can […]
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EMT recovers from jet ski explosion with help from burn team

Megan Hawthorne and her boyfriend, Braydon Nunnery, were pulling a kneeboard behind a jet ski on a river in Florida on Aug. 9, 2020, when the rope got stuck in the propeller. The couple shut off the engine and managed to swim the stalled jet ski to the nearest sandbar before flagging down a friend […]
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Watch Beretta Craft-Coffman interview on contact burns

In the News: Augusta After a toddler burned their feet walking on a patio, Augusta’s WJBF Channel 6 reached out to BRCA’s Chief Clinical Officer, Beretta Craft-Coffman, for an interview on burn safety, prevention tips and awareness to the dangers of severe contact burns from hot surfaces. Toddler burns feet on backyard deck, health experts […]
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Kyrie Gilchrist

Eighteen-month-old Kyrie Gilchrist wailed on the floor. His body was covered in hot grease. “My husband and I both ran over to where the stove is, and that’s when we noticed that he had pulled the frying pan down on himself,” said Kyrie’s mom, Natalie Gilchrist. Originally from Virginia, the Gilchrists’ were visiting family in […]
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BRCA publishes Summer 2021 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the Summer 2021 edition of Burn Care Commentary. If you would like a printed copy of the publication, please email us at info@burncenters.com.
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Fourth of July firework safety tips from the experts at BRCA

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, and the country eases back into large gatherings and social events, Beretta Craft-Coffman, chief clinical officer at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), wants to wish everyone a safe, friends-and-family-filled Fourth of July weekend. “Many counties and states across the country are re-introducing public events for the first time […]
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Dr. Michael Lemon informs the public of the dangers of fireworks to people of all ages

Medical Director of Surgical Services and Trauma Medical Director of BRCA at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Dr. Michael Lemon informed the public of the dangers of fireworks to people of all ages. Click here to watch the story.
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The State of Virginia Grants Chippenham Hospital Provisional Status as Level 1 Burn Center

Virginia grants Chippenham Hospital provisional status as a fully operational burn center. Located in Richmond, VA, Chippenham serves as both an inpatient and outpatient facility, and is one of two locations in the state that offers residents and surrounding states with specialized services for burn, wound and reconstructive care.  In November of 2020, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America […]
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