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Dr Mark Zagorski gets some well de­served recog­ni­tion for 30 years serv­ing the alpine re­gion.

DR Mark Zagorski, a Mount Beauty res­i­dent who has de­voted 30 years to im­prov­ing med­i­cal care and first aid in the Alpine re­gion, has been se­lected to ap­pear on the cover of this year’s Wan­garatta White Pages® and Yel­low Pages® book.

Since mov­ing to the re­gion in 1981, Dr Zagorski has played a ma­jor role in de­vel­op­ing state-of-the-art med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties at the lo­cal hos­pi­tal and med­i­cal cen­tres, en­sur­ing they’re more re­spon­sive to typ­i­cal Alpine in­juries while also meet­ing the needs of lo­cals.

He has also vol­un­tar­ily trained lo­cal ski pa­trols, teach­ing them how to best treat com­mon alpine in­juries such as frac­tures, dis­lo­ca­tions and se­ri­ous trauma.

“The med­i­cal ser­vices avail­able to this re­gion are sec­ond-to-none and we are all work­ing hard to en­sure they keep im­prov­ing,” he said.

An avid skier, one of his most in­no­va­tive med­i­cal achieve­ments oc­curred in 2008 when, con­cerned by the num­ber of back in­juries sus­tained by ski pa­trol staff, he de­vel­oped an elec­tric hoist to move pa­tients from ski pa­trol sleds to hos­pi­tal beds with the touch of a but­ton.

The de­vice has proven ef­fec­tive lo­cally and has sparked in­ter­est from in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional ski re­sorts.

CALL­ING EV­ERY­ONE: Mt Beauty Med­i­cal Cen­tre’s Dr Mark Zagorski is fea­tured on the cover of the 2013-14 Wan­garatta White Pages®, be­ing dis­trib­uted around the North East.

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