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Midlands doctor recognized for surgery on tornado victim

Midlands doctor recognized for surgery on tornado victim

This October, Dr. Paul Johnson was recognized at a ceremony in Lincoln, Neb., for performing multiple surgeries on John Dunning, who survived a tornado in fall 2013 near Wayne, Neb.

Johnson, a general surgeon at Midlands Clinic and Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City, said of Dunning’s condition upon arrival, “I was amazed at the amount of injuries he had to the skin. It looked like he’d gotten sandblasted [from all the debris that assaulted his skin]. That was in addition to the large lacerations that he had and the fractures that he had.”

According to Johnson, Dunning required 38 procedures to treat his many injuries, including a tracheostomy and a feeding tube. Those procedures were completed slowly, over the period of several weeks, before Dunning was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Center, where he began a rigorous physical therapy regimen.

Madonna honored Dunning and three others with a GOAL award, and during the ceremony, the efforts of Johnson and other doctors were celebrated with a luncheon.

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Dr. Paul Johnson achieves recertification

Dr. Paul Johnson achieves recertification

Dr. Paul Johnson, a general surgeon at Midlands Clinic P.C. in Dakota Dunes, has received recertification from the American Board of Surgery. His certification is now active until 2026.

The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937.

Johnson, who sees patients at Dakota Dunes, Oakland, Neb. and the Advanced Mercy Wound Care Center at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, has a strong professional interest in general, laparoscopic and trauma surgery and wound medicine.

See article on the Sioux City Journal website here: http://bit.ly/1pouSt9

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