Joseph M. Still Burn Centers Inc. provider speaks to Jamaican consulate, Sanmerna Foundation

Under the management of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Centers Inc. continues to care for a young patient from Jamaica thanks to donations raised by the Sanmerna Foundation, the Atlanta Jamaican Association, the Jamaican Diaspora and Jamaica’s Consul Generals to Miami and New York. The largest burn center […]
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BRCA is pleased to welcome Vallaire Fields as Director of Finance, Tonya Love as Controller and Melissa Young as Compensation and Benefits Coordinator

BRCA is thrilled to welcome the following leaders to the team: Vallaire Fields as the Director of Finance Tonya Love as Controller Melissa Young as the Compensation and Benefits Coordinator Vallaire is a results-driven CPA with more than 15 years of experience developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve profit […]
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BRCA cited in Digital Journal article

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America was recently cited on Digital Journal’s website. The article covers RealTimeCampaign.com’s questions, “What is a thermal burn and how do you treat it?” and directs readers to BRCA. Click the link below to read the full article. Realtimecampaign.com Asks the Question What Is a Thermal Burn and How Is […]
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Necrotizing Fasciitis vs. Cellulitis: the signs and symptoms of skin and soft tissue infection

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) serves communities across the country with burn, wound and reconstructive care and managing skin and soft tissue disorders and infections. In the event of burns, wounds, cuts or surgical incisions, the body becomes susceptible to bacterial colonization and infection. These infections can range from minor to life-threatening depending […]
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Have water blisters from sunburn? Here is everything you need to know on how to treat and prevent small sunburn blisters

Blisters, also known as bullae, are pockets of fluid between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer of skin). There are two common types of blisters people are likely to experience: blood blisters and “water” blisters. Blood blisters are pockets of blood and fluids that occur when the blood vessels are […]
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Can you get frostbite from an icepack? The ins and outs of the cold burn

Despite America’s different climate ranges, frostbite and frostnip are injuries that can appear in all areas of the country. Due to an increasing interest in outdoor activities, homeless and socio-economically disadvantaged populations, and medical procedures involving cryotherapy and cryolipolysis, cold burns are surprisingly prevalent in our society and a severe hazard to those at a […]
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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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The short-term and long-term effects of electric shock on the human body

Electric shock is a terrifying phenomenon that didn’t begin with Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison. Electricity is all around us, all the time, and comes with the possibility and reality of electric shock. Electrical burns are some of the most complex and deadliest burn injuries treated across Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) national […]
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BRCA is pleased to welcome Maxwell Thorsbakken as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clark Bailey as the Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM).

BRCA is pleased to welcome Maxwell Thorsbakken as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clark Bailey as the Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). Maxwell Thorsbakken joins the team with tremendous leadership experience. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Cancer Network, a $94m, multi-site Southern California community hematology and […]
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What does battery acid do to the skin? Battery acid burns and how to treat them

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s nationwide system cares for patients suffering from a continuum of burn and wound injuries. These injuries may include everything from diabetic wounds and ulcers to thermal and chemical burns. Our expert burn and wound care teams are experienced in the emergency, acute and reconstructive treatment of burns of all […]
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BRCA’s Dr. John Rumbaugh featured on WJBF

Click here to see BRCA’s Dr. John Rumbaugh featured on WJBF.
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Dispelling the myths of homeopathic burn remedies

When it comes to at-home burn care, homeopathic burn remedies are generally frowned upon as treatment options because there is little to no research on whether these remedies improve or delay the healing process. However, some at-home burn care treatments are recommended for use on minor burns. To help give every patient the best outcome […]
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What is the rule of nines, and how can it be applied in burn care?

The rule of nines is a method used to estimate TBSA, inform fluid resuscitation and initiate the patient transfer process. For patient safety, the rule of nines should only be calculated by healthcare professionals.   For Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), burn centers across our care system, emergency services personnel and many other […]
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