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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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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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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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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Arrangements for Dr. Fred Mullins

Dr. Robert Fredrick “Fred” Mullins, 54, of Evans, entered in to rest Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA. Dr. Mullins was the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. A leader in the world of burn care, Dr. Mullins […]
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Fred Mullins, M.D., FACS | 1966-2020

On behalf of the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America family: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Fredrick Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Dr. Fred Mullins faithfully served as the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers […]
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Summer Burn Safety

With people spending more time at home this summer,  the risk for burns is higher. Whether it is a burn that happens while cooking, sunburns or injuries caused by bonfires, some simple prevention procedures can make your summer a little brighter, said Dr. Fred Mullins, president and CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. […]
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How Joel Hall found healing through art

In the days after Christmas 2015, Joel Hall gathered his daughters at the family lake house for a respite before the start of the new year. The winter days had turned wet and cold, bringing a light snowfall, and homemade s’mores were on the menu. The chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows were ready, and Hall […]
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BRCA Online Education

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is making burn, hand, and wound care education available online, complete with continuing education credits for medical professionals.
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EMS Week at BRCA

As paramedics toil in the battle again Covid-19, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to use National EMS Week to celebrate the efforts of these medical professionals.
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Josh Williams Firefighter and Burn Survivor

One man’s unwavering passion in the wake of trauma

When hot smoke spreads across a room’s ceiling during a fire, the gasses emitted can combine with the rising temperature until every exposed item reaches the point of combustion almost simultaneously. This phenomenon is called a flashover, and on Labor Day 2018, Lt. Josh Williams found himself in the middle of one, leaving him alone, without […]
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2019 Year in Review

Burn Symposium (February) BRCA Foundation achieved record numbers at the 2019 Joseph M. Still Burn Symposium and ABLS Course. Hosted at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, the symposium had over 170 clinical attendees and raised an incredible $121,355.00.  All proceeds help make this event possible and allows for the foundation to […]
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Grayson Cadle Hands Close Up

Grayson Cadle survived an explosion. Now he wants to help others.

All Grayson Cadle did was flip a light switch. On July 9, 2018, a leaking tank of butane in a neighboring apartment had filled the Cadle’s unit with volatile fumes. Focused on relaxing after work, the 22-year-old from Belize City, Belize, didn’t notice the smell and went to turn on a light—that spark of electricity […]
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