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Kristopher Haskins has been named nurse manager for Burn Services, including the Burn Center, 4th floor and Wound Center at USA Medical Center.
“What drew me to Burn Services was the amazing teamwork I saw here,” says Haskins. “We get to hand people’s lives back to them. Burns are very traumatic, life changing. With the team we have here — doctors, nurses, physical therapists, everyone — we nurse them back to health, get them back to everyday life.”
Because burn patients are in the hospital for an extended period, staff members get to know them very well, Haskins says. “The people who work here are happy to come to work and very passionate about it.”
Haskins moves to the nurse manager role after 13 years on the MC staff. A nursing graduate of University of South Alabama, he worked as a nursing assistant at the hospital while in college, then joined the staff as a floor nurse. He worked in the kidney transplant program, then spent nine years in the critical care recovery room and then worked as a department supervisor before moving to Burn Services.
As nurse manager, he will be part of drafting and implementing new policies and procedures, trying out new techniques and materials and working toward American Burn Association acceptance — all in the effort “to provide the best care we can offer.”
Born in Mobile’s old Providence Hospital, Haskins grew up in Saraland and is a Satsuma High School graduate. He and his wife have two children and in their vacation times are working toward a family goal to visit all 50 states.
About the University of South Alabama Medical Center
The University of South Alabama Medical Center offers patient-centered care to the central Gulf Coast with unique services including Mobile’s only Level I Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center, plus Centers of Excellence in stroke care and cardiovascular diseases, and a wide range of acute care services.
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