April 19, 2018
Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center will collaborate with the American Red Cross from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, to install smoke alarms, free of charge, in a high-risk Kansas City neighborhood. Supported and funded by the American Red Cross, the project will focus on homes in a neighborhood identified by historical house fire data showing the highest risk areas for fires are in areas near the hospital.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our team to interact with the community we serve and partner with the American Red Cross to provide a life-saving mechanism to help alert residents of a fire danger in their home,” says Meg Garcia, M.D., board-certified general surgeon, Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center. “At Grossman Burn Center, we treat burns caused by fires every day and it’s our commitment to help prevent injuries as a result of situations like house fires. Every house must have a smoke alarm to help in the effort to reduce burns by home fires, which can be catastrophic and life-threatening.”
Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center is a plastic surgery-based medical center of excellence specializing in the comprehensive treatment of burns—from acute care and reconstruction to rehabilitation and psychological counseling. The Grossman Burn Center team is comprised of burn surgeons, specialty surgeons, medical physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, social works, respiratory therapists, chaplains, psychologists, nurse practitioners, advanced practice providers and volunteers. Together with the patient and family, the multidisciplinary team works together with the patient and his or her family members to help heal the physical and emotional injuries, providing individualized care in a compassionate, nurturing environment.
For more information, visit researchmedicalcenter.com/service/burn-wound-care. For 24-hour inpatient, call (816) 276-4325; for outpatient clinic by appointment call (816) 276-3518.
To volunteer, visit https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org.