Ninth Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Honor Burn Heroes and Survivors

Residents from northern and northeastern Pennsylvania were honored for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education last night at the ninth annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

The program was started locally by the Burn Prevention Network in partnership with Valley Preferred and Lehigh Valley Health Network to recognize people who go “above and beyond” to perform a heroic act to save someone from burn deaths or injury. Valley Preferred, a provider-owned, preferred provider organization, is sponsoring the program to raise public awareness regarding burn safety and prevention.

“Valley Preferred is honored to join in the efforts to recognize first responders for their acts of courage, as well as support ongoing programs promoting fire safety and burn prevention education,” says Valley Preferred executive director Jack Lenhart, MD. “The lifesaving efforts of first responders and burn prevention education are two of the most meaningful ways to protect the health of families here in our community.” Read More »

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Daniel Lozano, MD: Seeing Burn Patients Back to Normal ‘All the Thanks I Need’ – VIDEO

Daniel Lozano, MD, enjoys seeing burn patients for follow-up care long after their initial treatment is complete.

“I think what I love most is that we see people in an environment and after a devastating injury that their lives are altered,” he says. “And when they can go home after something like this devastating burn injury occurring, and see them walk back in to visit and say hi, and get back and return to their lives, that’s all the thanks you ever need.”

He is a burn surgeon with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Regional Burn Center. He is board-certified in surgery.

Get to know him with this video.

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Hamed Amani, MD: Burn Patients Are Our Family – VIDEO

Hamed Amani, MD, feels exhilarated when burn patients return to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Regional Burn Center looking and functioning the way they did before their injury. He and his team do everything in their power to heal devastating burn injuries, he says.

“These patients are our family the minute they walk into our burn unit and forever,” he says.

Amani is a burn surgeon with Surgical Specialists of the Lehigh Valley. He is board-certified in surgery and surgical critical care.

Get to know him with this video.

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Burn Care Dos and Don’ts

Safely extinguish burn painMany burn injuries can be prevented, but accidents do happen. “If you or someone with you suffers a burn injury, it’s important you know what to do and what not to do,” says Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) burn surgeon Daniel Lozano, MD, with Surgical Specialists of the Lehigh Valley and LVHN’s Regional Burn Center.

Here are burn injury dos and don’ts. Read More »

3 Tips to Stay Burn Free

prevent burns from gas can stove motorcycleEvery year, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Regional Burn Center cares for more than 600 adults and children with serious, even life-threatening burns. That’s three times the number of patients the average burn center sees.

The troubling reality: “Many of the patients we care for suffer burn injuries that could have been prevented,” says LVHN burn surgeon Hamed Amani, MD, with Surgical Specialists of the Lehigh Valley. Follow Amani’s three tips so you and your loved ones can avoid the most common causes of a burn injury. Read More »