Good Sam Employees Win Las Vegas Wound Care Symposium Poster Contest

Laura Sudarsky, MD and Lise Crapella, NP, WOCN were named the winners of the recent poster presentation contest sponsored by the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada from Oct 20 – 23, 2012, this nationally recognized wound care conference was attended by over 1,000 multidisciplinary practitioners including nurses, physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, dietitians and others who manage skin and wound care patients across the continuum of health care.

Along with 137 other poster entries, the winning presentation entitled “Chronic Sternal Wound Management with Hyperbaric Oxygen, Antibiotics, and Vacuum Assisted Closure” was displayed during the meeting and viewed by all participants during poster presentations in the Exhibit Hall. In recognition of their accomplishment, Dr. Sudarsky and Ms. Crapella were presented with a first place ribbon and received honorable mention during the symposium. Also selected for presentation was Dr. Sudarsky’s poster entry entitled “New and Old Modalities Used in Treating a Large, Life-Threatening, Complicated Wound of Fournier’s Gangrene.”

Lead poster author Laura Sudarsky, MD stated “This is an outstanding accomplishment and provides national recognition of the excellent work and state-of-the-art management of patients with complicated wounds in our Wound and Hyperbaric Institute. Lise and I were proud to represent Bon Secours Charity Health System at this prestigious event. ”

The Wound and Hyperbaric Institute at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is home to the leading wound care specialists and treatment options in the region including a limb salvage program. The institute specializes in helping patients manage chronic, non-healing and infected wounds with services available on a convenient, outpatient basis for patients ranging from young adults to seniors.