Reconstruction after gunshot restores veteran’s ability to hold her baby

Pregnancy comes with several mental and physical challenges. From fear and excitement to hormonal changes and medical conditions, there can be a lot of stress on the mother and father. For 27-year-old Cheyenne Walker, her pregnancy came as a welcomed surprise. No one could have guessed that she would be fighting to keep her unborn […]
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Meet Dr. Neha Amin, a Burn Surgeon in Georgia

BRCA Location: JMS Burn Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA Where were you born and grow up? “I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a Jersey girl, through and through.” Family: “Most of my family is still back in New Jersey. But I have an amazing support system here with […]
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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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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center celebrates first anniversary

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas celebrated its first anniversary this October. Since opening in October 2019, BRCA at Sunrise has provided specialized burn, wound, and reconstructive care for patients of the Silver State and surrounding areas as part of the largest burn network in the […]
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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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Emmanuel Martinez — Painting a beautiful life

A patient treated at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital was recently recognized by the HCA Today blog. Emmanuel Martinez was treated for an electrical accident that took both his legs, dominant right arm, and a portion of his left hand. Martinez had a long rehabilitation journey where he was encouraged to pursue his […]
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Meet Dr. Kirsten Smith, a wound care specialist in San Antonio

BRCA Location: Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX Where were you born? San Antonio Where did you grow up? San Antonio  Tell me about your family: “Finally, my whole family is back in Texas. My parents live in San Antonio, and my sister and her family recently moved to Houston […]
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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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Photo of burn patient Lyle Barnett

Patient Story: Lyle Barnett

Twenty-eight seconds. Lyle Barnett was on fire for 28 seconds. His drag car exploded around him as he hurtled down the quarter-mile strip at 170 mph. It started as a softball-sized orb of ethanol-fueled flames that struck him right in the face. Instinct took over. He took a deep breath, inhaling fire and fumes that […]
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