Release Date: 06-03-2005 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, June 2, 2005) …For people with diabetes, poor circulation or long-term immobilization, a chronic wound can be a serious and life-altering medical condition. Help will soon be closer for an estimated 3000 people with chronic wounds in the Wayne Memorial Hospital service area. The “Regional Wound Care Clinic at Wayne Memorial Hospital” opens on June 14th on the second floor of the Hospital in Honesdale.
Under the direction of Frederick Toy, MD, FACS, FCCM, a board-certified vascular surgeon, Wayne Memorial’s team of specially-trained physicians and nurses will develop treatment plans designed specifically for each patient. WMH Home Health Nurse Sharon Watson, BSN, RN, Certified Wound Care Nurse and Certified Ostomy Care Nurse, has been named Clinical Manager of the new clinic. Watson was recently recertified in Wound Care by the Wound-Ostomy-Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).
“I see many patients with chronic wounds—wounds that show no signs of beginning to heal within eight weeks—and this outpatient clinic will be a tremendous help to them,” says Watson. “We anticipate excellent healing outcomes based on the services we’ll provide,” she continues.
The Regional Wound Care Clinic at WMH will offer its patients “one stop shopping” through just the right blend of expert medical care. Other members of the team include WMH surgeon George Tietjen, MD, FACS and podiatrists Jerome Casey, DPM, Patrick Clauss, DPM, Mark Micciche, DPM and Edward Murray, DPM, FASFAS.
In addition to the physicians and Watson, Certified Physician’s Assistant Gwen Miller and nurses Ramona Schwartz, RN, Joseph Spinosa, RN and Susan Mazzenga, RN, will staff the clinic and provide the care required by patients with chronic wounds. Studies show that these patients benefit greatly from specialized treatment, such as debridement. In many documented instances, wounds that may not have