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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A recipe for safe cooking this Thanksgiving

As everyone gathers the ingredients and prepares the kitchen to make a feast for Thanksgiving, the experts at BRCA want to give you a recipe for a safe cooking experience. If it’s still frozen, don’t fry it. It takes multiple days to prepare for this holiday. You should start preparing your ingredients and your game […]
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Owner and guest tips for holiday pet safety

While you may be prepared for the holidays, your pets may not. With strangers, children, food and overexcitement, gatherings can put a lot of stress on your pets, especially if it is a new or triggering situation for them. To keep both pets and people safe, it takes both owners and guests to work together […]
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Man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria from fishhook thanks burn surgeons for saving his life

In June 2019, Denton Crockett was in Louisiana fishing for redfish near the mouth of the Mississippi River when he got stuck by a fishhook in the back of his right calf. The puncture was shallow enough for Crockett to pull out the hook without medical assistance, and he thought nothing else of it. But, […]
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Facing the unknown: craniofacial reconstruction after traumatic injury

When rain clouds started moving in just before dusk on Jul. 4, 2020, Zhon Wood remembers hurrying to set up the large, mortar-style fireworks he had purchased that morning, and that’s the last thing he remembers. Wood was celebrating the Independence Day holiday with friends and family at his home in Panama City, FL, when […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America announces two Regional Directors of Outreach

NOVEMBER 12—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the country’s largest system for burn care, is pleased to announce two Regional Directors of Outreach to the outreach team. Ashton Brantley has been promoted to Regional Director of Outreach covering the eastern territories of the U.S., and Gavin (Bert) Witherspoon has been promoted to Regional Director […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Quinton and Dr. Smith answer questions for National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is bringing the experts to you. Diabetes and chronic wounds incite many questions, so we sat down with Dr. Tony Quinton and Dr. Kirsten Smith to give you some helpful information. What types of preventive care can I take to ensure the […]
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DIY gone wrong: burn surgeons save woman’s hands after wood fracking incident

WARNING: Contains graphic images of electrical burn injury. Fifty-year-old Mary Calhoun suffered a severe electric shock at her home in Polk County, TN, when a DIY craft went horribly wrong. Inspired by social media, image-sharing sites and online tutorials, Calhoun decided she wanted to try a trend made popular through the internet: wood fracking, also […]
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A history of healing: Long-term wound care follows burn injury

Charles Potter has to be careful. The scar tissue that wraps his lower legs, his anterior trunk from the waist up and half his back, isn’t as pliable as uninjured skin. It doesn’t heal as easily. A simple scratch can become a tear that can progress into an infected, chronic wound. It’s a battle the […]
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Burn survivor finds strength in helping others

Shawnahan King was at a friend’s house in Homestead, FL, in 2018 when he noticed the fire was beginning to die in the outdoor firepit. Surrounded by friends and family, including his eight-year-old son, King went to re-ignite the fire when his body burst into flames. “Like a thousand other times in my life, I […]
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Keep your Thanksgiving fire free with safety tips from BRCA

November 2—According to the National Fire Prevention Association, Thanksgiving Day is the year’s biggest day for fires. In 2020, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America physicians and advanced practice providers saw 28% more burns on Thanksgiving than the daily average for the entire year. To help make sure your Thanksgiving holiday is fun and safe, […]
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Life on the line: recovering and adapting after double amputation

Wayne (Barry) Johnston had been a lineman for 20 years when on June 27, 2006, he was electrocuted while working a job in Mississippi. “All I know is that somehow when I was working on a line that the power surged,” Johnston said. “The [electrical] line was supposed to be dead, the way I was […]
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Three-year-old saved from grease fire injuries thanks to work from BRCA burn surgeons

At just three years old, Malik (MJ) Bryant suffered burns on more than 54% of his body when a grease fire ignited in his home on July 18, 2019. What was a routine day for parents Elijah Turner and Precious Christian proved calamitous when cooking grease—settled in the eye of the stove—immediately ignited after it […]
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