Patients

Acute Burn Care
A burn injury can be devastating. However, patients treated in a specialty burn care center often have better outcomes. The premise and promise of the burn center has been to never turn away a patient in need of specialized burn care.
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Reconstructive Surgery
Our custom treatment plans improve the aesthetics, form and function of our burn patients. We incorporate the use of skin substitutes, grafting, tissue expansion, laser therapy, flap reconstruction and microsurgery to help rehabilitate burned victims.
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Hand & Extremity Injuries
The hand and lower arm are complex areas that require a skilled assessment and treatment plan. Our team of hand specialists treat cases ranging from traumatic injuries to simple sprains 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders
Consultation and management of skin and soft tissue disorders, from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Necrotizing Fasciitis to wounds such as diabetic ulcers and cellulitis.
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Breast Reconstruction
Breast plastic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures that restore and improve the size, shape and position of the breasts. Options for these surgeries include reconstruction, augmentation (enlargement), reduction and lift.
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Outpatient Clinic
We provide coordinated care with a team of skilled and experienced professionals that includes surgeons, certified wound specialists, nurses, physical & occupational therapists, nutrition counselors and social services coordinators.
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For appointments, please call:

Mon-Fri | 8am-5pm
BLAKE (941) 567-2876, option 1
KENDALL (305) 480-6693

After hours & weekends
855-863-9595

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  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Trained Surgeons who are dedicated to provide care for Burn, Wound and Hand/Extremity Injury Patients

BRCF at Blake Medical Center:

  • 15 beds dedicated for burn patients, including 6 ICU beds; 1 dedicated operating room, located in Bradenton, FL
  • Level II Trauma Center (verified by the American College of Surgeons) with 383 beds
  • For Visitor Information CLICK HERE

For appointments, please call (941) 567-2876, Option 1 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. After hours and on the weekends, please call (855) 863-9595.


BRCF at Kendall Regional Medical Center:

  • 15 beds dedicated for burn patients, including 6 ICU beds; 1 dedicated operating room, located in Miami, FL
  • Level II Trauma Center (verified by the American College of Surgeons) and teaching hospital with 417 beds
  • For Visitor Information CLICK HERE

For appointments, please call (305) 480-6693 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. After hours and on the weekends, please call (855) 863-9595.


TOLL FREE NUMBER FOR QUESTIONS(855) 863-9595

Morad Askari, MD MBA
Kenneth Leong, MD
Rizal Lim, MD
Haaris Mir, MD, FACS
Medical Director | BRCF - Miami, FL
Alex Senchenkov, MD, FACS
Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS
Medical Director | BRCF - Bradenton, FL
Laura Velcu, MD
Morad Askari, MD MBA
Kendall Regional Medical Center

Degree

  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999-2004
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 1995-1999

Residency

  • General/Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California – Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2004-2010

Fellowship

  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2010-2011

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand

Clinical Interests

  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Other Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
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Kenneth Leong, MD
Blake Medical Center

Degree

  • M.D., University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1990-1992
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA, 1983-1987

Residency

  • Plastic Surgery, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, 1999-2002
  • General Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1993-1995

Fellowship

  • Hand Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine & Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2002-2003
  • Burn Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-1999
  • Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1995-1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Augmentation/Body Contouring
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Limb Salvage
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction
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Rizal Lim, MD
Kendall Regional Medical Center

Degree

  • M.D., Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 2001-2005
  • B.A., Zoology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 1997-2001

Residency

  • Plastic Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2012-2015
  • General Surgery – Chief Resident, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2009-2012
  • General Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2005-2007

Fellowship

  • Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-2016
  • Surgical Research Fellowship, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2007-2009

Clinical Interests

  • Cleft Lip, Palate and Rare Craniofacial Clefts
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Genital Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Transgender Surgery
  • Wound Care and Reconstructive Surgery
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Haaris Mir, MD, FACS
Medical Director | BRCF - Miami, FL

Degree

  • M.D., Dow Medical College & Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, 1996-2001

Residency

  • Plastic Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2009-2011
  • General Surgery – Chief Resident, Temple University Hospital – Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2006-2007
  • General Surgery, Temple University Hospital – Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2003-2006

Fellowship

  • Burn Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2008-2009
  • Hand and Microsurgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine – Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, 2007-2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 2008
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2013
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications of Surgery of the Hand, 2014

Clinical Interests

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Surgery
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Complex Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Facial Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Microsurgery

Other Languages

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
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Alex Senchenkov, MD, FACS
Blake Medical Center

Degree

  • M.D., Ukraine State Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine, 1986-1993

Residency

  • Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2004-2006
  • General Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, 1999-2004

Fellowship

  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2008
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2007

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Burn, Trauma, and Cancer Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery (Head & Neck, Breast/DIEP, Limb Salvage, Replantation)
  • Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Functional and Cosmetic Nasal Surgery
  • Adult Craniofacial Surgery and Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Head & Neck Tumors
  • Minimally – Invasive Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors (Skin Cancers, Melanoma, Sarcoma)

Other Languages

  • Russian
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Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS
Medical Director | BRCF - Bradenton, FL

Degree

  • M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2002-2006
  • B.A., Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 1998-2002

Residency

  • Plastic Surgery – Chief Resident, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2011-2012
  • Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2009-2011
  • General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2007-2009

Fellowship

  • Burn Surgery and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine & Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests

  • Breast Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery/Brazilian Butt Lifts
  • Critical Care
  • Fat Grafting
  • Liposuction/Body Contouring

As a surgeon, I am able to positively impact one’s life on a deep and meaningful level. Surgery affords me the opportunity to quickly improve one’s function, form, and general health. It is a pleasure and honor to change one’s life and take the lead in an effort to restore what nature or circumstance has taken from an individual. Most importantly, as a surgeon, I am also able to establish deep relationships with my patients, of which I vastly value, as I connect with them on a human level through compassion and understanding. My favorite philosophy regarding healthcare highlights the importance of humility. My mentor reminded me on the last day of my residency: ‘unless you are willing to change, you will never be a better surgeon than you are today.’ Medicine is an ever-evolving art. With each patient encounter, with each article I read and with each piece of advice given to me by a more experienced surgeon, I learn something. Keeping an open mind every day to change my practice makes me a better doctor.

I never considered burn until late in my residency. During general surgery, I greatly enjoyed the ICU and managing patient’s critical care needs. I enjoyed the satisfaction of taking a critically ill patient and resuscitating them back to their normal life. When I started plastic surgery residency, I missed that component of medical care. In my last year of training in residency, I rotated at LA County Burn Center as a required elective. Dr. Warren Garner, MD was the medical director. On the first day, I observed Dr. Garner managing critically ill patients. Then he would sneak off the to the OR to release a burn contracture and apply basic plastic surgery principles (flaps, grafts, tissue rearrangements) to reconstruct the defect. I remember going home after my first day so excited. I knew in that moment exactly what I wanted to do. I found an avenue to manage critically ill patients, to experience the joy of seeing them through and performing plastic surgery.

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Laura Velcu, MD
Blake Medical Center

Degree

  • M.D., Carol Davilia School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, 1990-1996

Residency

  • General Surgery – Chief Resident, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, 2003-2004
  • General Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, 2000-2003

Fellowship

  • Trauma and Critical Care, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, 2013-2014
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2005
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004-2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests

  • Burn Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Radiation Injuries

Other Languages

  • Romanian
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National Burn Statistics
How Are Burns Classified?

CLASSIFY BURN IN TERMS OF DEGREES:

First Degree (also called Superficial Partial Thickness)

  • These burns only include the outer layer for skin (the dermis), and are marked by red, pink or dark pink skin. The burns are usually painful, but there are no blisters and will heal in a week or so.

Second Degree (also called Partial Thickness)

  • These burns progress deeper into the dermis and may includes large blisters and may have a wet appearance. These burns will take 14-21 days to heal.

Third Degree (also called Full Thickness)

  • These burns may have a charred appearance, be leathery or white in color and feel dry to the touch. Often, the burned areas will lose sensation and include the entire depth of skin. Healing will likely require skin grafts and rarely more intensive methods.

Fourth Degree (also called Full Thickness)

  • These burns progress down to muscles, tendons and bones. Often, skin grafts, intensive surgeries and even amputations may be required for healing.
What Should You Do Right After a Burn?
  • Remove ALL clothing and jewelry.
  • Run cool water over the burn for several minutes.
    • Do not place any home remedies including butter, ointments or ice on burned areas.
    • Do not use cotton balls or wool to clean a burn.
    • Do not burst any blisters.
  • Cover the burn with a clean bandage or clean cloth.
  • Call 911 if the burn is:
    • deep (large broken blisters)
    • involves the face, genitalia or a large body surface area (such as the entire chest, an arm, a leg or more)
  • For pain, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Treating Third and Fourth Degree Burns
  • Both almost always require skin grafting and/or some type of surgery. In many cases, fourth degree burns will also require some level of amputation to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • These burns usually take at least four to six weeks to heal, depending on the size of the burn it may be longer.
  • They also require expertise in excisions that is only available in a burn center. Both rehabilitation and long-term scar management modalities should be part of the care plan.
  • Light fireworks one at a time in a designated area, away from dry grass, homes and children.
  • Fireworks should never be fired indoors.
  • Designate someone as the safety person, someone as the “shooter” and someone to be in charge of keeping children clear of the “shooting” area.
  • Make sure the “shooter” is not wearing loose clothing that could ignite, and follows all directions on the fireworks label. If the device does not have a warning and/or instructions label, do not fire it.
  • Never stand over an item that does not fire.
  • Never throw fireworks. A malfunctioning fuse could cause the item to go off in your hand.
  • Get a flashlight to light the area so the “shooter” can see what he or she is doing.
  • Ensure a fire extinguisher, hose or bucket of water is nearby just in case there is an accident.
  • Keep pets and animals away as they may be frightened by the noise.
Tips to stay safe from lightning:
  • If you are close enough to the storm to hear thunder, you are close enough to get struck by lightning.
  • Safe shelters include homes, large buildings, or hard-topped vehicles. Never use tall trees as a shelter or stay in open water if you hear thunder.
  • If you are indoors, avoid using water, electronic equipment and corded telephones. Stay away from windows and doors.
  • If no shelter is available, do not lie down on the ground. Instead, crouch as low and tight as you can.
What if someone is struck by lightning?
  • Call 911.
  • Check their vital signs immediately.
  • Start CPR, if needed.
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Avoiding Burns
GENERAL TIPS
  • Remember: Space heaters need space. Keep them 36 inches away from items that can catch fire.
  • Have a working fire extinguisher close by.
  • Check your extension and power cords and replace any that are damaged.
  • Don’t connect more than two extension cords.
  • Never run an extension cord under a rug.
  • Make sure electrical outlets are not overloaded.
  • Test the Temp: Your hot water heater thermostat should be set no higher than 120oF.
BATHROOM SAFETY
  • The skin of children – as well as the elderly – is thinner than a regular adult’s. It takes much less time for them to sustain a significant burn injury.
  • For example, if a child is placed in water that measures 120 degrees, a potentially severe burn can occur in just seconds.
  • You should always make sure your hot water heater is set no higher than 120 degrees.
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
  • People should be aware of the dangers of flammable liquids, including gasoline and kerosene. Not only is the liquid dangerous, but the fumes can cause burns and explosions.
  • Always store flammable liquids in a clean, well-ventilated area.
FROSTBITE TIPS

Temporary or permanent tissue damage caused by prolonged exposure to temperatures less than 23° F

Contributing Factors:

  • Extreme Cold
  • Inadequate Clothing
  • Wet Clothing
  • Wind Chill
  • Tight Clothing
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Diabetes

Classification of Frostbite Injury (Similar to Burn Injury):

  • First degree: Superficial without blister formation
  • Second degree: Light colored blisters with subsequent peeling
  • Third degree: Dark blisters that evolve into thick, black scabs
  • Fourth degree: Involves bone, tendon and/or muscle

Ways to Avoid Frostbite:

  • Plan and communicate. Check the weather. Let people know where you are going to be and the route you plan to take.
  • Do not stay outdoors too long in extremely cold weather, especially if it is windy.
  • Dress in loose layers of warm clothes, preferably windproof and waterproof. If you do get wet, change out of the wet clothes as soon as you can.
  • Make sure any clothing, gloves, socks or other items are designed to wick moisture away from the body.
  • Make sure any hat or headband covers your ears.
  • Consider the use of foot and hand warmers.
  • If you become cold, try to drink warm, sweet beverages.
  • Do not drink alcohol before or while outdoors in extremely cold air.
  • If you get lost, don’t stop moving. The exercise helps keep you warm and the blood flowing throughout your body.
GRILLING TIPS
  • Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house, bushes or other flammable materials.
  • Never, ever use a match to check for leaks.
  • Find leaks by spraying soapy water on gas line connections. If you see water bubbles, there is a leak.
  • Never use gasoline as a starter fluid for charcoal grills.
  • Dispose of hot coals properly: Soak with water and then stir to make sure the fire is out.
  • Always shut off propane tank valve when not in use.
  • Never try to light a gas grill with the lid closed.
  • Always wear short sleeves and/or tight-fitting clothing while grilling.
KITCHEN SAFETY
  • Make your kitchen a “kid free zone” to keep kids away from the stove, oven and other appliances. Scalds are the most common types of burns for children.
  • Never leave the kitchen when you are cooking something.
  • Keep pot handles turned over the stovetop.
  • Turn off appliances as soon as cooking is done.
  • Before you eat it, give food cooked in a microwave extra time to cool.
  • Do not heat a baby bottle in the microwave.
  • Make sure a child cannot turn the knobs on the cooking appliances.
  • Never cook or eat hot foods or drink hot liquids while holding a child.
  • Store candy, cookies and other tasty treats away from the stove so children can’t get burned while trying to get them.
  • Never leave the oven door open. A child can trip and fall onto the hot surface.
  • Do not use the oven as a heat source.
SUN BURN
  • Symptoms: Skin is red, tender, warm, possibly swollen and/or blistering
  • “Sun poisoning” may also occur. Symptoms may include: fever, chills, nausea, or a rash

Sunburn Treatment:

  • Apply cool compresses
  • Moisturize with alcohol-free lotion
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • DO NOT apply oil or butter
  • DO NOT use harsh soap scrubs
SUN SAFETY

Staying Safe in the Sun

  • Sunburns are caused by UV rays, not the heat of the sun. That means severe burns can occur even on cloudy days.
  • Apply at least 30 SPF sunscreen 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
  • Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, or more often if you are sweating a lot or spending time in the water.
  • When applying sunscreen plus another substance like bug repellent, apply sunscreen first, wait 30 minutes, then apply the other substance.
  • Wear wide brim hats.
  • Avoid tanning for long periods, particularly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Keep babies less than one year old out of direct sunlight.
  • Do not apply sunscreen to babies less than 6 months old.

Not just the UV Rays

  • Be mindful of hot surfaces in cars (windows, hood, seats, dashboard)
  • Hot sand or asphalt can severely burn the skin at the bottom of the feet while walking

 

How Do I Make An Appointment?

Blake Medical Center

For appointments, please call (941) 567-2876, Option 1 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. After hours and on the weekends, please call (855) 863-9595.

Kendall Medical Center

For appointments, please call (305) 480-6693 between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. After hours and on the weekends, please call (855) 863-9595.

Where Can I Stay Near the Burn Center?

There are numerous hotels nearby, including some that provide shuttle service to and from the hospital.

View Hotels Near Blake Medical Center (Bradenton, FL)

View Hotels Near Kendall Medical Center (Miami, FL)

Are there any burn survivors I or my family can talk to?

One of the best resources is the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, which is a national organization focused on helping burn survivors and their family members “get back to living.”

Where can I get a list of burn resources to help me or my family member in burn recovery?

Blake Medical Center: Andrew Schaeffer Andrew.Schaeffer@HealthONEcares.com
Kendall Regional Medical Center: Elizabeth Leon Elizabeth.Leon@burncenters.com

View Resources

Can I Donate My Skin to Help Burn Patients?

At this time, there are no skin banks or medical facilities in America who accept skin from live donors.

How Long Is a Patient Usually in the Burn Center?

It varies. The length of stay depends on the percentage of body burned, depth of burn (2nd or 3rd degree) and other medical complications involved (such as diabetes, heart disease, etc.). Typically, patients who experience a burn to a larger portion of their body can expect to stay in the hospital 1-day per percentage of Total Body Surface Area covered by the burn. You may hear Total Burn Surface Area referred to as TBSA.

Will There Be Scarring?

Most second-degree burns heal with minimal scarring and pigmentation does return. All third degree burns must be grafted with the individual’s own skin, therefore a scar is likely.

What can a family do to prepare for the patient’s return home?

Discharge planning begins at admission with early identification of discharge needs. A case manager and social worker prepare the family for discharge.

My loved one does not have medical insurance, what can I do to help them?

Trained professional, financial counselors are available at the hospital to assist with possible funding programs.

Do I have to wait for my loved one to make a Social Security disability application?

No, you can call (800) 772-1213 to initiate the application process.

How can I donate blood for my loved one?

Contact the American Red Cross at redcrossblood.org or 800-GIVE-LIFE to find out how and where you can give blood.

BEFORE YOUR OPERATION
  • Make sure that you do not have anything to eat or drink at least 6 hours before coming to the clinic to be seen for your burn or wound. This includes water, hard candy, mints, ice chips, or chewing gum.
  • Do go over your medications with the staff at the clinic.
  • Please make sure that you have a responsible adult with you that can stay with you and drive you home. The drugs and or anesthesia you receive will make it unsafe for you to drive a car. If you are using a cab or public transportation you must have a responsible adult with you.
AFTER YOUR OPERATION
  • After your surgery you will be given an instruction sheet at the time of discharge. This information sheet will provide information regarding your burn or wound care. This sheet will also provide information regarding signs and symptoms to watch for after you are discharged.
  • When you are discharged there will be a dressing that contains a slow release antibiotic. This dressing needs to stay dry and intact until you return to the clinic. Do not remove the dressing.
  • You may experience some drainage. The color may be a darker brown, reddish brown or yellowish brown. This is normal.
  • If needed, you can reinforce the dressing with clean dry gauze and tape. Remember, you can’t take any of the dressings away, but you can add to them.
  • If the burn or wound is on your arm or leg, keep it elevated or propped up to reduce the swelling.
  • Make sure you make your follow-up appointment.
WHEN TO CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN
  • If the burn or wound starts to bleed.
  • Signs of Infection:
    • You develop increased pain, redness, swelling, pus, greenish discharge, or a bad odor in the burned area.
    • Temperature over 101 °F (38 °C).
    • You see no signs of improvement in 6 days.

 

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Established in 2007, the Joseph M. Still Burn Symposium is an annual gathering of medical professionals dedicated to the constant improvement of burn care in America. With sessions presented by leading experts and the availability of educational credits, the Symposium provides your company with a specific, targeted audience.
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A community dedicated to assisting burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals, and firefighters. The Phoenix Society’s promise is simple but powerful: "You are not alone. You can get back to living." The society helps in providing caring people to share the journey and resources to make it easier.
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BRCA FOUNDATION

The BRCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving patient care, supporting patients and families after they have been discharged from one of our centers, and facilitating education about burn, wound and hand care throughout various medical communities.

Mission Statement
The healing and helping of patients goes far beyond the walls of our burn centers. The BRCA Foundation is committed to helping patients and their families, while continuously working to improve care throughout the world.

Our foundation was founded on three guiding principles:

  • Patient Support
  • Education & Scholarship
  • Community Outreach

To learn more about us or find out how you can help support our mission, please email: foundation@brcacares.com

Burn Symposium
Established in 2007, the Joseph M. Still Burn Symposium is an annual gathering of medical professionals dedicated to the constant improvement of burn care in America. With sessions presented by leading experts and the availability of educational credits, the Symposium provides your company with a specific, targeted audience.

All donations to BRCA Foundation are tax deductible.

BRCA Foundation
P.O. Box 3726
Augusta, Georgia 30914