Burn patient celebrates prom with his nurse at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, GA

Seventeen-year-old Jayden Catoe and his brother were involved in an accident this past fall that resulted in tremendous burns for Jayden. Since last October, he has been at the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, an affiliate of Burn and Burn and Reconstructive of America. Not quite well enough to […]
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BRCA featured on WRDW

Click here to see our CCO, Beretta Craft-Coffman, featured on WRDW/WAGT.
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Sepsis Survivor Week: what everyone should know about sepsis

As the largest burn center in the nation, the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta treats many patients with various needs, including burn, wound, skin and soft tissue disorder and reconstructive care. However, a major risk to the health and well-being of many of our critically ill or acutely ill […]
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National Burn Awareness Week: BRCA partners with Augusta Fire Department for a grease fire safety demonstration

Augusta, GA—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the nation’s largest system of burn care, partnered with Augusta Fire Department for a safety demonstration on the dangers of grease burns in the kitchen. Following the American Burn Association’s theme, this year’s National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 6-12) will focus on “Burning Issues in the Kitchen” […]
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Little boy injured by firework hopes to see again soon

Every Christmas Eve, eight-year-old Skyler Hinson and his family shoot off fireworks to celebrate the holiday season. On Dec. 23, 2020, they decided to go ahead and shoot off some of the fireworks ahead of the rain on Christmas Eve. Hinson, his three-year-old sister and great-grandfather, went out into the backyard to kick off the […]
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After suffering burns from boiling noodles, five-year-old wants to be a firefighter

Jamie Harden was getting off work on New Year’s Day 2022 when she received a call from a family member that her five-year-old nephew, Je’Siyah Brown, had gotten burned in a home accident. “Je’Siyah got burned by mistake,” Harden said. “His older brother, who is seven, was cooking noodles in the microwave. Je’Siyah was bending […]
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More than just burns: BRCA and National Burn Awareness Week

Since the inception of the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center of Augusta in 1978, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) has provided holistic, compassionate care to pediatric and adult patients no matter their mechanism of injury or ability to pay. Our diverse team of board-certified physicians treats every patient from initial injury through […]
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Practice cooking safety with BRCA for National Burn Awareness Week

Monday, Feb. 6, marks the beginning of National Burn Awareness Week across the country. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the nation’s most extensive burn care system, is joining the cause and spreading educational materials, prevention tools and more to communities across the country. Organized by the American Burn Association (ABA), the week is […]
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Kitchen safety for the at-home-chef

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is celebrating Burn Awareness Week! We encourage you to celebrate with us as we work to raise awareness for cooking burns (the 2022 theme chosen by the American Burn Association) and spread prevention techniques to help avoid kitchen hazards all year round. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, […]
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Commercial Kitchen Safety for Professional Cooks and Chefs

Workplace safety should be an everyday collaborative effort between employers and employees. When working in a commercial kitchen, there are many workplace hazards that pose a burn, fire or laceration injury threat. This Burn Awareness Week, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is helping reduce the risk of injury in commercial kitchens by raising […]
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BRCA recognizes partners who help heal

This Burn Awareness Week, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to recognize the foundations and non-profit organizations that support our mission: Healing patients. Healing families. Healing lives.® Their contributions to the health and wellbeing of our patients are how we deliver consistent, quality care at facilities across the country. Angel Flight Soars™ Angel Flight […]
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Christian Cooper: Burn survivor, peer supporter, patient experience educator

Twenty-four-year-old Christian Cooper was driving home on Feb. 27, 2016, when a fire ignited in his car. The flames, which started on the floorboard of the passenger side, surprised and distracted Cooper, who was driving home on the interstate. “I ran off the road,” Cooper said. “The car hit a ravine and flipped on the […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America reconstruct the cheek of a woman injured from a dog attack

Visiting a house with pets may seem like an everyday occurrence, however, unfamiliarity between guests and pets can cause a lot of stress that may lead to defensive or aggressive behaviors for both parties. Greenville, SC, native Nicole Cantin experienced this firsthand when a first-time visit to a friend’s house in Georgia led to her […]
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