Leon S. Peters Burn Center
Community Partner Award Winner: Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Leon S. Peters Burn Center
The CRMC Burn Center has been partnered with AARBF for many years however, it has been more active in the last 5 years due to their nurse-driven aftercare programs. They currently send volunteers to Champ Camp, prevention and outreach events, host our monthly Central Valley Burn Survivor Support Group, as well as acting as chaperones at various AARBF Survivor Events. The Burn Unit has also recently began supporting AARBF through our Bows for Dough fundraiser, in which their team was able to raise an amazing $2,070, despite joining the fundraiser 2 weeks after it began! The team says that they intend to participate again and, this year, take home the win!
The entire CRMC – Burn Unit team has been involved in various fundraising and burn survivor service efforts for AARBF however, we were able to speak with Shana Henry, the Aftercare Specialist & Nurse regarding their Volunteer Appreciation Award win. She said, “We feel it’s imperative to build community partnerships with those that are able to assist us in the complex care of burn survivors. We are so thankful for AARBF’s programs that serve as adjunct resources for our patients. To date our favorite AARBF activity is champ camp. We try to send a couple staff members yearly as well as bring a team to participate in the chili cook-off. We use this event to build comradery amongst are team and further engage our team members. They love it!”
The CRMC Burn Unit is a crucial community partner and without them, we would not be able to accomplish the good work we do in the Central Valley!