VIDEO: Dr. Fagan talks fireworks safety with WRDW

Watch as BRCA’s Dr. Shawn Fagan talks about firework safety with WRDW. Watch the video here: Burn expert urges fireworks safety for Fourth of July (wrdw.com). For more safety tips, check out our post on firework safety here: From fires to burns, help keep the holidays safe with these firework safety tips – Burn and […]
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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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“Situational awareness” is key during National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and the trauma team at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center wants to make sure the start of your summer goes smoothly both personally and professionally. “Being safe starts before any activity,” said Dr. Michael Lemon, trauma director at EIRMC. “You should plan for what you are doing, whether you are […]
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Sun and grill safety should be part of Memorial Day celebrations

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means time with family and friends in the sun. Whether it is grilling safety or the proper use of sunscreen, the team at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants you to have a safe holiday. “We know that people want to be outside and celebrate, […]
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A Nurse Educator’s Journey to a New Normal: Surviving SJS/TEN

On January 25, 2020, Karen Worthy, Ph.D., MPH, RN, CNE, thought she had the flu. Fever, cough, and muscle aches were all symptoms she experienced when she had the flu the previous year, except this time was very different. As the day progressed, she began presenting other worrying symptoms that indicated not only a possible […]
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“Let me tell you about the good that has come out of it.”

Kidnapped and set on fire, Stacy Frank was left to die. “I had second and third degree burns on 40 percent of my body. Both my arms, my chest, and up to the very bottom of my cheek from the bottom of my lip down are burned,” said Stacy. “The doctors gave me only a 20 […]
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2021 JMS Burn Symposium: Thriving After a Burn Injury

“I guess, when you’re going through something that horrific, you aren’t thinking clearly, because I just wanted to run through and make sure everyone was out. I thought I was Super Woman, going to save everything and everybody,” said Patricia. Oct. 24, 2013 was a routine morning for Patricia Perkins. The 44-year-old beautician from Little […]
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Get Amped Up For Burn Awareness Week

Get amped up for Burn Awareness Week by helping Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America raise awareness for electrical safety. National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February and promotes safety education and burn prevention. This year, the American Burn Association (ABA) has dedicated the week to electrical safety from A […]
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Burn survivor SOARs to new heights

Nearly six months after he was severely burned, Kevin Vann walked out of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. To this day, room 7 in the Burn ICU remains a constant reminder to Kevin that, in a time of uncertainty, he was given the gift of a second chance. “There’s people that […]
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