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MOBILE, Ala. - 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 people might not know about the center until they or a family member need it, such highly specialized care can be expensive. Plus, not all insurance companies cover the compression garments and other items needed for patients to heal properly after being severely burned.
That’s why a group of local businesses teamed up a few years ago to create a fundraiser to bring in extra money for the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. Now, ServPro serves as the title sponsor for the event that raises thousands each year for one of the country's busiest burn units.
This year’s family-friendly event, the fourth annual Crawfish for a Cause, is planned for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road North in west Mobile.
Tickets are $25 and include all you care to eat boiled crawfish, live music, beverages, inflatables for the kids and other entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-crawfish-for-a-cause-tickets-31327083149 or by calling 251-343-0534. Children under 10 are admitted free. Please buy tickets in advance because they can’t be sold at the door.
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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