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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8




Kendall Regional Burn Center Successfully Recognized 2019 National Burn Awareness Week

By Bruna Doering
National Burn Awareness Week February 3-9, 2019
As South Florida’s #1 Burn Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center is committed to the care and improvement of human life, and that was evident through their recognition of this year’s National Burn Awareness Week - February 3rd through February 9th.
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to need treatment. Children under the age of 16 account for 26 percent of all admissions to burn centers. Most of those injuries are scalds, and most of them are preventable. Kendall Regional’s Burn Team put together a video with a few tips on how to prevent a serious burn injury, which can be found on their Facebook page:
Some of the tips include:
Children grow fast and can reach new dangerous things every day. Supervision is the single most important factor in preventing burns.
Coffee is often served at 175°F, making it high-
risk for causing immediate, severe scald burns. Be cautious when serving or drinking coffee.
Never carry hot liquids while carrying a child.
Never place hot liquids on low coffee tables that are in reach of children.
NBC 6’s Sheli Muniz also joined in on spreading awareness on burn prevention during this important week by sharing the story of a 7-year old patient at Kendall Regional that had been severely burned. You can find the story on their Facebook page:
Kendall Regional Medical Center received two proclamations from Miami- Dade County Commissioner, Joe A. Martinez, and School Board Member, Lubby Navarro, proclaiming February 3rd through February 9th, 2019 as National Burn Awareness Week.
Due to their efforts, the burn center received a tribute from State Representative, Anthony Rodriguez, recognizing the hospital for its “valuable contributions to the residents of the State of Florida” and for being a “vital service center for our community”.
For more information on burn care and burn prevention, please visit
About Kendall Regional Medical Center:
Kendall Regional Medical Center, an award-winning 417-bed hospital, is recognized for providing a wide array of services to the residents of South Florida, as well as visitors from around the world. We offer 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including trauma and burn care, pediatrics and maternity services, an orthopedic and spine institute, along with patient and community services. For over 45 years, we have been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff and medical care. Kendall Regional Medical Center has grown into a major tertiary-care teaching facility, with an outstanding staff that includes more than 1000 physicians and specialists and over 1,800 employees, all of whom place importance in making our patients feel welcome and comfortable.
For more information visit or call 305.222.2200.
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