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Enloe welcomes Trauma/Emergency Surgeon Dr. Bandy
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CHICO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2009 – Enloe Medical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Trauma and Emergency Surgeon W. Christopher Bandy, MD, FACS, who has joined the Enloe Medical Staff and the Enloe Trauma/Emergency Surgery Program. Dr. Bandy is a well-educated and experienced trauma surgeon who has started two trauma programs.
The Enloe Trauma Surgeon's Follow-Up Clinic's phone number is (530) 332-5335.
“Not only is Dr. Bandy a highly trained and respected trauma surgeon, but he has volunteered time helping train surgeons in Africa,” said Eugene Cleek, MD, the Medical Director of Trauma/Emergency Surgery at Enloe. “We have worked on recruiting the right person for two years,” said Dr. Cleek. “With Dr. Bandy, Enloe now has a full complement of emergency/trauma surgeons.”
Dr. Bandy, 47, relocated with his wife Andie and three children to Chico from Topeka, Kan.. There he held an appointment as Medical Director of Trauma Services, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, where he practiced since 2004.
Dr. Bandy received his Medical Degree from the East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn., in 1990. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas in 1997. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Basic Sciences from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, in 1985. Dr. Bandy is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Other hospitals where Dr. Bandy has practiced are Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kan.; Irwin Army Community Hospital in Fort Riley, Kan., and Womack Army Community Hospital in Fort Bragg, N.C. He has held academic appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Bandy belongs to numerous societies, including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Christian Medical and Dental Association. He has performed missionary surgery in El Salvador and on two separate missions trained surgeons in Cameroon. Bandy has 14 years of military experience, which began in 1983.
About Enloe Medical Center’s Trauma and Emergency Surgery Services: Trauma and emergency surgery are available around the clock as part of the comprehensive emergency services provided by Enloe Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center. A team of surgeons and other health care professionals are on site or available at a moment’s notice. Enloe has implemented a new model for trauma and emergency services with a core group of hospital-based surgeons focused on patients who enter the Emergency Department.
About Enloe’s Level II Trauma Center: As a Level II Trauma Center, Enloe has Board Certified emergency physicians, emergency and trauma surgeons, physician assistants and allied medical professionals who are available 24 hours a day to handle emergency illnesses and injury as well as trauma care. Additionally, Enloe's Emergency Services Department is designated for emergency pediatric care and includes specialized equipment to treat children. Enloe's comprehensive emergency operations include a ground ambulance program serving residents of Butte, Glenn and Colusa counties 24 hours a day, and FlightCare, an air ambulance and membership program that provides 24-hour coverage to the rural areas of the far north state.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.