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Cayuga Center for Wound Healing at Cayuga Medical Center





For Immediate Release – August 9, 2011


Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

Cayuga Center for Wound Healing at Cayuga Medical Center

Opening in September

Center specializing in chronic wounds names new program director.


Ithaca, N.Y.  – Cayuga Center for Wound Healing at Cayuga Medical Center, located at 101 Dates Drive in Ithaca, N.Y., will open in September to offer highly specialized methodologies and treatments of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions.  Wounds which do not heal in more than 30 days often have underlying medical conditions and experts predict an increase in chronic wounds as rates of diabetes and vascular disease combined with an aging population increase the need.


Likely candidates for treatment at the new center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and compromised skin grafts and flaps.


Created in partnership with National Healing Corporation, one of the nation's largest wound care management companies, the center will offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other leading edge wound treatment modalities.


Cayuga Center for Wound Healing has named Jeffrey Furst as Program Director.  Prior to being named as program director, Furst served for three years as a strategic business and executive sales training consultant.


Furst brings to the position 35 years of marketing, sales, and business management experience and will be responsible for all aspects of the center’s operations including ensuring quality patient care, recruiting and hiring staff, compliance with federal and state guidelines, budgeting and fiscal policies, and all marketing and sales.


An Ithaca resident, Furst received a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 


In addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Cayuga Center for Wound Healing will offer negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.  For more information, call Cayuga Center for Wound Healing at (607) 274-4203.



Cayuga Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY,  the Rochester Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit or call (607) 274-4498.


About National Healing Corporation

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., National Healing Corporation provides management services and the latest technology and expertise in wound healing to its client hospitals to establish quality wound healing programs. The Joint Commission has awarded National Healing Disease-Specific Care Certification for wound care. Committed to health care compliance and best practice medicine, National Healing emphasizes these priorities in its extensive clinical and business training programs.  The privately-held company accounts for approximately 30 percent of all wound centers in the United States. For more information, please visit




101 Dates Drive

Ithaca, New York 14850-1383


607.274.4527 fax                                               




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