Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America welcomes Aja Blanding as new Payroll Manager

Aja Blanding brings the full spectrum of payroll operation experience, including implementing continuous improvements in payroll policies and procedures, improving payroll metrics and reducing errors and processing time. Additionally, she brings a tremendous amount of technical skills to this position, including payroll administration and processing, payroll taxes, ADP payroll, Paylocity payroll, accounts payable, employee deductions […]
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How to identify and treat sunburns and sun poisoning in kids

For babies, young children and older adults, the sun can pose serious health risks due to their skin being thinner and more prone to sunburn. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) Dr. Rich Cartie, Director of Pediatric Critical Care at the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center of Augusta, wants parents to pay special […]
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Ointments and creams recommended for use on burns

Treating minor burns or caring for burns after leaving the burn center can be intimidating! There are so many products out there; how do you know which ones are safe to use on your burns? The experts at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) are here to help you choose the ointments and creams […]
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What an infected burn looks like, and how to tell if your burn is infected

Burn wound after-care is an essential part of a complication-free recovery. However, even when doing everything right, something can still go wrong. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, we work around the clock with our patients to ensure a smooth recovery back to a healthy life. Whether you’re at home healing from a burn […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America announces Dr. Aloke Mandal as new CEO

Augusta, GA—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is pleased to announce Aloke Mandal, M.D., PH.D., as the new Chief Executive Officer, starting April 18, 2022. Dr. Mandal is a senior physician executive with more than 23 years of clinical and healthcare management experience. He is a nationally renowned transplant surgeon, general surgeon and surgical […]
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Professional rodeo cowboy thanks surgeon who saved him from amputation

Memorial Day weekend 2017, Justin Babineaux was competing in team cattle roping in his hometown of Sulphur, Louisiana. He and his horse were a powerful duo on the verge of a winning streak. But unfortunately, rodeos are a fast-paced, unpredictable sport where anything can happen in just a matter of seconds and, as Babineaux went […]
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World Social Work Day: Burn social work

Being a Burn Social Worker is a special privilege. For many of our patients, we are there in the middle of a tragedy that impacts the patient and their family as well. Some are facing the loss of their home or family members while some are unsure if or when they can return to their […]
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Stay safe while you heal with these patient care tips

Whether at home or in one of our burn centers, patient safety and wellbeing are Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) top priorities. During the acute and reconstructive phases of treatment, proper wound care, attention to personal hygiene and healthy habits are fundamental to preventing complications and progressing the healing process. This Patient Safety […]
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Sun poisoning: what it is and how to prevent it

From winter snow activities to summers spent outside, damaging UV rays are a health hazard all year round. UV or ultraviolet rays describe the type of radiation present in sunlight. Exposure to UV rays can damage the skin, including premature aging, skin cancer, severe sunburns and sun poisoning, even on cloudy days. As regions across […]
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The keys to success: pianist learns to play again after near hand amputation

Andrew Connelly was driving home from choir practice late at night on Dec. 5, 2018, when he hit a guardrail on a South Carolina dam, and his car burst into flames. Connelly, a classically trained concert pianist and middle school teacher, had been working part-time as the choir director at his church before suffering that […]
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BRCA publishes Spring 2022 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the Spring 2022 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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Cardiovascular Awareness Month: a healthy heart heals

Cardiovascular health is essential to the overall function of the body. If the heart is sick or the arteries are clogged, then the rest of the body suffers too. February is Cardiovascular Awareness Month and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is dedicated to raising awareness of cardiovascular health’s positive and negative impacts on […]
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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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