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Danbury Hospital Appoints Dr. David Charash Medical Director of the Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care

Monday, October 31, 2011 - Danbury, CT

David Charash, D.O.

David Charash, D.O.
Medical Director, Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care
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Danbury Hospital announces the recent appointment of David Charash, D.O., as Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at the Hospital’s Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Charash is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship and residency respectively in emergency medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

It is estimated that nearly 5 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds, including those that are the result of diabetes, lower extremity arterial disease, lower extremity venous disease, edema, pressure ulcers, traumatic injuries, and other medical conditions, according to the National Alliance for Wound Care, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care.

“Current advances in wound care therapy help heal wounds faster,” said Dr. Charash. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy speeds up the wound healing process, and quicker healing significantly reduces the rate of amputation in diabetics.”

The Wound Care Center is comprised of a team of clinical professionals with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric medicine, an advance practice nurse practitioner (APRN) who oversees clinic services and provides patient treatment, other nurses with specialized chronic wound care training, and technicians experienced in performing non-invasive studies and various therapies.

The Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine also includes nutritional assessment and counseling, patient and caregiver counseling, diabetes education, pain management and special supplies and equipment to relieve pressure from wounds.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • An integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • An agency for home care and community health services
  • A full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital
  • Emergency medical services
  • An occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management.  Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

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About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center.  The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience. 

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About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit.  The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve.

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