Tim Miller has been named the first program director of Conemaugh Health System Redesign’s Advanced Wound Care Center. As Program Director, Miller has the responsibility to promote awareness, network with physicians, and expand the program to best serve patients. “I have been presented a tremendous opportunity to help grow a well established program,” says Miller.
Conemaugh’s Advanced Wound Care Center specializes in treating chronic non-healing wounds such as pressure and venous ulcers. These types of wounds are especially prevalent in diabetics. The Center's work goes beyond traditional bandaging of wounds to include aggressive treatment and a complete patient plan of care.
Wounds are becoming an increasing concern. Approximately 6.7 million patients suffer from non-healing wounds with 30% of all untreated chronic non-healing wounds resulting in amputation. The Center will implement hyperbaric oxygen therapy in July. This type of wound care therapy is done in a hyperbaric chamber and pressurizing it with 100% oxygen. When the body absorbs pressurized pure oxygen, it stimulates new blood vessel growth to replace damaged ones, helping to restore blood flow which promotes wound healing.
Miller graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration. In addition to his schooling, Miller worked with the American Red Cross Blood Services for 28 years. He and his wife, Angie, have been residents of Johnstown for the past 25 years.
Conemaugh Health System Redesign, of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 4,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physician, nurses and allied health providers. For more information on Conemaugh, visit us at www.conemaugh.org.redesign.in10sitybeta.net or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Conemaugh.
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