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Monday, December 11, 2017

WMC Hyperbarics Program Receives Top Accreditation

Posted By: Advancing Care

The Hyperbaric Medicine program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received Accreditation with Distinction for its comprehensive hyperbaric oxygen-therapy program by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Only 12 percent of the 1,000 centers nationwide receive the Accreditation with Distinction designation.

“Westchester Medical Center’s hyperbarics program has the highest-acuity patients in our region, some with complicated wounds that have failed treatment at other facilities and have persistent symptoms,” said Kausik Kar, MD, Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Unit at Westchester Medical Center. “We are proud to have received this distinction for our comprehensive program and exceptional team of clinicians, who provide vital and life-saving care for our patients.”

Pictured: Kausik Kar, MD, oversees Westchester Medical Center’s Hyperbaric Medicine program. Hyperbaric therapy helps the body heal extreme injury or hard-to-treat wounds by delivering doses of oxygen greater than barometric or sea-level air pressure.