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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • New physician joins Mercy Hospital Ardmore staff

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  • After practicing medicine around the globe Oklahoma physician, Dr. Tim Hursh, returns to his native state and joins Mercy Clinic Ardmore as a wound care and hyperbaric medicine physician.
    "Dr. Hursh is a superb addition to our community. Beyond his medical degree, aerospace medicine residency and fellowship training in clinical hyperbaric medicine, he also holds a master's in public health and numerous decorations earned during his military career," said Randy Jobe, interim president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore. "He is a quality individual and a proven leader."
    For the past 30 years, Hursh has practiced medicine globally. Most of those three decades were spent serving the United States Air Force, joining in 1989 after earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1988.
    During his USAF stint, Dr. Hursh was stationed in Utah, South Dakota, California, Japan and Texas, where he completed his hyperbaric medicine fellowship in 2002. After serving as a USAF flight surgeon for the 4th Fighter Squadron of Hill Air Force Base in Utah, he moved on to flight commander for Medical Operations 353rd Operations Support Squadron in Okinawa, Japan, and ended his USAF career as Chief, Hyperbaric Medicine Division, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas. Hursh has most recently served as Medical Director of Wound Care at both Christus Santa Rosa City-Center, and Kindred Hospital in San Antonio.
    Hursh and his wife, Ruth Ann, have two sons, Mike, a kicker for Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, majoring in business administration, and Tyler, who is a junior in high school.
    "We chose Ardmore because there is a great need for wound care and hyperbaric medicine in southern Oklahoma," Hursh said. "I enjoy helping patients overcome chronic and often debilitating wounds. Making a difference in my patients' lives by helping restore not only their health, but also their quality of life, is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. It's also nice to be home. I can enjoy clean air and stargaze without having to drive a long distance outside of the city lights."

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