Updated Program for New Mothers

Posted June 1, 2023 in News, Prevention

The Burn Prevention Network (BPN) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have teamed up to launch the newly designed Home Safe Home program, which educates new parents about fire and burn safety for young children. The program provides an educational video for mothers who have just given birth in any LVHN hospital. The improved Home […]


Burn Prevention Network Expands Board of Directors

Posted May 31, 2023 in News

Burn Prevention Network (BPN), a Lehigh Valley-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the risk of burns and empowering burn survivors, has appointed two new members to its board of directors. Those joining the board are Luis Puentes, MBA MA BSN, President of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) – Hecktown Oaks campus, and Rafael de la Hoz, […]


Growth After Burn Recovery: Lyla’s Story

Posted April 5, 2023 in Camp

At just two years old, Lyla suffered significant burn injuries after a metal coffee urn spilled over her at a church event, scalding 26% of her body. Lyla was rushed to the nearest hospital. Her condition was stabilized before being transferred to UPMC Mercy Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the care and support […]


Burn Prevention Network Unveils New Camp Susquehanna Logo

Posted March 16, 2023 in Camp

Burn Prevention Network (BPN) is excited to announce a new logo for their summer camp, Camp Susquehanna. The new logo is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic;  it highlights the program’s connection to BPN and honors its history with components of the previous one. The logo’s refresh leans into the future of Camp Susquehanna and emphasizes its […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Liz Hess

Posted February 15, 2023 in Spotlights

Since 1994, Burn Prevention Network’s Camp Susquehanna has changed the lives of hundreds of young burn survivors. Long-time camp volunteer and current co-director Liz Hess can attest to the significant impact Camp has on those who attend–even 19 years after first volunteering. In 2004, one year after surviving a burn injury, 21-year-old Liz arrived at […]


Prioritizing Trauma-Informed Care

Posted January 17, 2023 in General

Burn Prevention Network is committed to empowering burn survivors and their families. In that, we are passionate about prioritizing trauma-informed care when working with those affected by burn injuries, as the trauma they experience is more than skin-deep. To strengthen our leadership and board members’ knowledge, understanding, and skills in relation to trauma-informed care, Burn […]


The Cost Of Being A Hero

Posted January 10, 2023 in Featured Partner

Story by WFMZ‘s Nancy Werteen. If my dad came home from work with soot around his eyes and the edges of his ears, with a mood as black as the ashes, after a look from my mom, we all knew to give him space. In this unspoken transition between work and home life, our family gauged […]


The Life-Changing Bonds of Camp Susquehanna 

Posted December 13, 2022 in Camp

Camp Susquehanna, a free sleepaway summer camp for children ages 7-17 who have had a burn injury, is made possible by our generous donors and sponsors each year.  Campers of all ability and function levels can have fun, learn life skills, and meet other burn survivors. Our camp session from the summer of 2022 forged […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Moe & Michelle

Posted November 7, 2022 in Camp

Michelle and Moe Scales make up Burn Prevention Network’s power couple of super volunteers for Camp Susquehanna. With a combined 17 years of experience volunteering at Camp Susquehanna, Michelle, an outpatient burn recovery nurse, and Moe, an administrative partner for The Lehigh Valley Regional Burn Center, are passionate about supporting burn survivors in and outside […]


Board Member Spotlight: David Schmid

Posted November 3, 2022 in General

David M. Schmid, one of Burn Prevention Network’s most recent additions to its Board of Directors, joined the board in August 2022. An expert civil trial attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, David is a member of his firm’s Accident & Personal Injury practice specializing in severe burns, among other forms of […]