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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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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Halloween safety tips and precautions to help prevent injuries

October 20—Little ghosts and goblins will soon be venturing out to celebrate Halloween. Here at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, we have a few tips for keeping them safe during the festivities. Forget the Flame—Instead of candles, use battery-operated lights or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns. Compact Clothing—Opt for snug-fitting, flame-resistant costumes instead of flowing […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Kendall Regional Medical Center save a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark

Miami, FL—Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Kendall Regional Medical Center recently treated a 15-year-old attacked by a bull shark while lobster fishing at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, FL. On August 7, 2021, Lucas Cruz had only been in the water for 15-20 minutes when a bull shark attacked him, causing significant […]
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BRCA Foundation’s Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup Returns November 6, 2021

Augusta, GA—The Fifth Annual Augusta Polo Cup returns Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, benefitting Camp Sweet Escape and BRCA Foundation, the host of the event and fundraising arm of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. “Five years ago, the Augusta Polo Cup started with the goal to raise money for juvenile diabetes research,” said Frank Mullins, […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Offers Tips on Having a Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 30—As summer comes to a close and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to help you and your family have a safe and fun weekend celebration. Before heading out of town, setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some tips that can […]
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Fourth of July firework safety tips from the experts at BRCA

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, and the country eases back into large gatherings and social events, Beretta Craft-Coffman, chief clinical officer at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), wants to wish everyone a safe, friends-and-family-filled Fourth of July weekend. “Many counties and states across the country are re-introducing public events for the first time […]
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The State of Virginia Grants Chippenham Hospital Provisional Status as Level 1 Burn Center

Virginia grants Chippenham Hospital provisional status as a fully operational burn center. Located in Richmond, VA, Chippenham serves as both an inpatient and outpatient facility, and is one of two locations in the state that offers residents and surrounding states with specialized services for burn, wound and reconstructive care.  In November of 2020, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America […]
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“Situational awareness” is key during National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and the trauma team at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center wants to make sure the start of your summer goes smoothly both personally and professionally. “Being safe starts before any activity,” said Dr. Michael Lemon, trauma director at EIRMC. “You should plan for what you are doing, whether you are […]
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Sun and grill safety should be part of Memorial Day celebrations

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means time with family and friends in the sun. Whether it is grilling safety or the proper use of sunscreen, the team at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants you to have a safe holiday. “We know that people want to be outside and celebrate, […]
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Celebrate good times safely this New Year’s Eve by being proactive in burn prevention.

Though countries around the world celebrate the new year with gatherings and public performances, if fire and pyrotechnics are not handled properly, a night of festivities can result in serious injuries. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, believes using sound judgment and a pinch of precaution when around open flames or fireworks can help people stay safe while having fun.  “A little bit of precaution […]
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Tis the season to be jolly…and safe. 

Though candles and decorative lights are essential to many holiday festivities, Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, wants to remind everyone that those open flames and decorations can also be dangerous. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this December, she said, remember to unplug the decorations and blow out the candles before leaving the house or going […]
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