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Free Q&A on wound care on Oct. 4 at VNA
Sep 16, 2011

(Sept. 16, 2011) North Adams Regional Hospital will host a free question-and-answer session with the wound care experts from the Wound Healing Center of the Berkshires on Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The free event takes place at the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire Community Room. Pie and coffee will be served. Registration is requested by calling 413-664-5142 or emailing phopkins@nbhealth.org .
 
Dr. Fred Landes, center Director Kelly Morse, RN, BSN, and hyperbaric oxygen technician Gladys Conklin will take questions on wounds resulting from radiation side effects, lymphedema, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and injuryThey will also discuss new state-of-the-art techniques used to heal wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
 
The Wound Healing Center of the Berkshires at NARH opened in 2009 and has been recognized as a top performing wound healing center among all those operated in collaboration with National Healing Corporation. The Wound Center boasts a “heal rate” of 96%, meaning that 96% of patients’ wounds are healed within nine visits.
Dr. Landes is a board-certified emergency medical physician and serves as the Wound Healing Center’s medical director. He received his training from the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University in New York, NY.
 
Kelly Morse is a registered nurse and director of the Wound Healing Center. She has worked in the healthcare field for 32 years. Gladys Conklin is a licensed practical nurse and hyperbaric oxygen technician.


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