Tag: Firefighters Burn Center

When her injured leg wouldn’t heal, Sandra Williams found expertise and empathy at Regional One Health’s Wound Care Center

When Sandra Williams hurt her leg in a bike accident, she did everything she could to heal, wrapping and cleaning the wound and having it checked by doctors several times. Still, she had the unsettling feeling she wasn’t getting better. That feeling was confirmed when Sandra’s stitches were removed: “The doctor said, ‘Something is [...]

2019-07-24T12:20:31-06:00August 2nd, 2019|

The heart of a lion: Samir Alniswan is conquering devastating injuries with courage and expert care at the Firefighters Burn Center

On the day he is discharged from the hospital, Samir Alniswan wears a black shirt emblazoned with the face of lion. It’s an image that conjures up many meanings: Power. Strength. Courage. After Samir Alniswan was burned over 60 percent of his body, Firefighters Burn Center specialists like Ram Velamuri, MD saved his [...]

2019-02-18T15:44:15-06:00February 22nd, 2019|

Velamuri finds passion in burn patient care

Regional One Health’s Firefighters Burn Center helps burn survivors return to normal, productive lives as quickly as possible. That treatment focuses on the patient’s complete care. When Ram Velamuri, MD, came to Memphis in 2016, his mission to be involved in a patient’s complete care aligned well with that work. For him, it all [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:53-06:00March 5th, 2018|

Firefighters Burn Center promotes burn safety

Regional One Health's Firefighters Burn Center is the only full-service burn center within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. More than 486,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, minor emergency clinics or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury each year in the U.S. and Canada, including Regional One Health’s Firefighters [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:55-06:00February 9th, 2018|

Patient Story: Harrison back to life thanks to burn team

National Burn Awareness Week celebrates burn center care Bruce Harrison doesn’t recall being a human fireball shot 10 feet in the air. His first memory after the explosion is standing up, looking down and seeing the skin come off his hand. Bruce and his family were at Horseshoe Lake in nearby Crittenden County, [...]

2018-10-10T08:18:55-06:00February 7th, 2018|

Inside the Firefighters Burn Center (Video)

The Firefighters Burn Center helps burn survivors return to normal, productive lives as quickly as possible. The center offers comprehensive care that helps patients from their burn all the way through the full healing process to get them back to their passions in life quicker. Almost 80 percent of the team that patients [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:00-06:00November 28th, 2017|

Alejandra Vega brings personal experience to Firefighters Burn Center

Much of that day in 2002 was like any other for a typical 11-year-old girl. But typical ended shortly after Alejandra Vega and her two younger siblings returned home from school that afternoon. Vega’s family house had a gas leak. The gas smell had apparently disappeared before she arrived home, so Vega had no [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:01-06:00November 7th, 2017|

Memphis Fire Fighters Foundation Donates $25K to Fire Fighters Burn Center

Memphis Fire Fighters Foundation presented a check of $25,000 to Regional One Health's Fire Fighters Burn Center. Our burn center treats more than 500 patients annually and is the only full-service burn center within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. The Memphis Fire Fighters Foundation has presented a check for $25,000 to Regional [...]

2018-10-10T08:19:04-06:00October 16th, 2017|
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