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National Wound Care Expert to Visit Mercy
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05/22/2012
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One of the nation’s leading authorities on the treatment of wound care is coming to Mercy Medical Center to share her expertise with Siouxland health care professionals.

Dr. Arti B. Masturzo, Director of Medical Affairs for Accelecare Wound Centers and Medical Director of Wound Care for Tri-Health Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, June 13 to present at the Second Annual Advanced Wound Care Symposium. Dr. Masturzo will make her presentation in the Leiter Room near Mercy’s South Lobby from 6 to 7 p.m. There is no fee to register for the presentation but participants are urged to register by June 8. Physicians who attend the presentation will be awarded one CME.

Dr. Masturzo is a highly regarded physician and published educator who has dedicated her career to the advancement of wound care best practices and the development of successful wound care programs in communities across the United States. As the youngest member of the University of South Florida’s class of 1997, Dr. Masturzo graduated summa cum laude and continued at USF for her medical degree. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and was immediately named Medical Director of Wound Care at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati.

She instituted hyperbaric oxygen therapy and matured Drake’s wound care program to one of regional prominence. Dr. Masturzo then accepted the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine position at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky and founded Wound Specialists of Greater Cincinnati. In 2011, she became Medical Director of Wound Care for Tri-Health Associates, overseeing in-patient and out-patient wound care, including hyperbarics, for several hospitals and clinics in Greater Cincinnati. Dr. Masturzo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine and is actively involved in education committees for the WHS (Wound Healing Society) and UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society).

The Advanced Wound Center at Mercy is the only facility in the region that provides HBOT, a treatment regimen that is particularly attractive to patients who must deal with slow healing wounds. During HBOT treatment the patient is placed in a transparent, air-tight chamber that is filled with 100% pure oxygen. There is no discomfort with the treatment that typically lasts 90 to 120 minutes.

Since its launch at Mercy, hundreds of Siouxland patients have sought HBO therapy to deal with a wide range of wounds including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, post-surgical wounds, burns and wounds from traumatic injury. Interest from Siouxland area primary care physicians in HBOT has grown since the service has become available.

For more information on HBOT and the Advanced Wound Care Symposium, call the Mercy Advanced Wound Care Center at (712) 279-2512.

For more information, contact:
Jim Wharton, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development (712) 279-2732
Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing and Communications Coordinator (712) 279-5682
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