Wednesday, May 20, 2015

USA Medical Center Holds Dedication Ceremony for Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center

The University of South Alabama Medical Center held the dedication ceremony for the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Dr. Luterman, retired Ripps-Meisler professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine and former director of the burn center, was recognized for his development of the regional burn center and for helping it grow into one of the busiest in the country.

“The Burn Center became involved in the development and testing of many new advances in burn care, which gained it a national and international reputation,” Dr. Luterman said.

When he arrived at USA there was a burn unit, but “there was a need to increase its level of service to that of a burn center,” Dr. Luterman said. The change required a joint effort by many departments, from the hospital’s administration to nutrition services.

The university’s board of trustees approved a resolution last year to name the facility the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. The new namesake of the USA Medical Center’s regional burn center is “flattered” to have the center named in his honor.

Dr. Luterman recently retired from the university after more than 30 years of service. He is nationally known as a burn care expert and a medical educator.

Click here to view more photos from the dedication. 

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