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Fireworks
on Wed, June 27, 2018
Watching Fourth of July fireworks may be fun, but the most beautiful firework display can turn ugly in an instant when not used safely. Mishandled or...
bonfire marshmallows
on Thu, May 17, 2018
While burn injuries can occur at any time of year, summer is a time when we tend to see different types of preventable injuries, mostly due to outdoor...
Preventing burns
on Mon, January 15, 2018
With winter weather here, we tend to see specific burn injuries as a result of people trying to stay warm. The Via Christi Regional Burn Center reminds...
Lithium-ion batteries
on Mon, July 03, 2017
Vaping or using electronic cigarettes has become very popular in the past few years, but did you know the batteries in these products can become a burn danger...
Laser Doppler Imager
on Mon, June 05, 2017
Via Christi Hospital St. Francis’ Regional Burn Center is the first in Kansas and its surrounding states to use new technology that allows clinicians to more...
Burn center verification
on Tue, April 04, 2017
The Via Christi Regional Burn Center recently received reverification status as both an adult and pediatric burn center. The American Burn Association and the...
scald burns
on Thu, February 09, 2017
Fires aren't the most common way a child is burned -- it's actually scald burns. Scald burns are caused by hot liquids and steam and can be just as severe and...
Burn survivors
on Tue, May 10, 2016
Running through the sunny yard of their rural Pratt County home, Caitlyn Pitcock, 5, and her brother Trenton, 3, are the picture of health and happiness....
Lynnette Spencer
on Mon, February 01, 2016
“She was the most giving soul I ever met.” “She had a loving heart that was unconditional.” “She always had a smile on her face.” Spoken through tears as...
James Yost and Janet Yost
on Fri, November 06, 2015
A plaque honoring former Via Christi Regional Burn Center medical director Gary Jost, MD, was unveiled in the unit on Tuesday, Nov. 3, recognizing Jost’s many...

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