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There’s a state-of-the-art burn unit located inside USA Medical Center where injured patients from across the region are successfully treated for serious burns every day.
While most residents might not know about the center until they or a family member need it, such highly specialized care is expensive. That’s why a group of local businesses teamed up three years ago to create a fundraiser to bring in extra money for the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center.
This year’s family friendly event, Crawfish for a Cause, is planned for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North in west Mobile.
Tickets are $25 and include all you care to eat boiled crawfish, live music, inflatables for the kids and other entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or you can call 251-343-0534 to purchase tickets.
The internationally recognized Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center continues to provide specialized care to patients in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Among the busiest units of its type, the Burn Center includes physicians specializing in burn surgery, infectious disease, plastic surgery, trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and anesthesiology. Support staff includes specialized burn nurses, social workers, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists and a chaplain.
“We’ve had patients here for months who come back later and thank us,” said Kristopher Haskins, nursing supervisor of the burn unit. “You take them from the verge of death and help them get their life back. That’s why our burn unit team is incredibly passionate about what we do. It’s not just a job.”
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