CLEARFIELD – In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Clearfield Hospital Wound Clinic team is hosting an open house on, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will be held in the wound clinic and in the first floor conference room (beside the clinic) at the hospital.
Former and current patients and anyone interested in learning more about the clinic’s services are encouraged to attend. There will be vendors highlighting the latest in wound care equipment, techniques and products, a display focusing on diabetes and an exhibit showcasing the wound clinic’s success stories over the years.
Flu shots will be given to anyone who has not received them. The cost of the immunization is $20; those who have Medicare Part B will be billed.
Foot reflexology, hand massages and chair massages provided by Clearfield Hospital Rehabilitation Department will be available for a donation. The proceeds will be given to a local charity.
Refreshments and giveaways will be part of the celebration.
According to clinic manager Jen Sunseri, RN, BSN, the Clearfield Wound Clinic is an outpatient program dedicated solely to healing patients with difficult wounds. The clinic is staffed with specially trained physicians and nurses, and is led by general surgeons and podiatrists. They use the latest wound healing techniques.
The clinic’s specialists have cared for more than 25,000 patients since the center’s opening. These patients come from all over Clearfield County and surrounding counties including Centre and Cambria.
Sunseri said wound care management benefits patients with diabetic foot ulcers, chronic venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, radiation-related tissue damage, non-healing surgical wounds, insect bites and burns.
The wound care team, which is led by surgeon and medical director Dr. Robert E. Steward Jr., thoroughly assesses each patient’s wound, including any underlying causes, and develops an individualized treatment program. Sunseri said for the majority of patients, wounds heal completely, usually within several weeks.
Other members of the team are podiatrists and certified wound specialists Dr. Thomas L. Hoffman and Dr. Tammy Carlson; podiatrist Dr. Courtney Johnson-McKissick; surgeon Dr. Timothy N. Kavic; licensed practical nurse and clinic coordinator Wanda Rougeux; registered nurse Eva Barnett; registered nurse Kathy Gill; and registered nurse Brenda English.
For more information about the clinic, please call 814-768-2050.