June 27, 2013
For immediate release
Contact: Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654
Tuality Healthcare’s Wound and Ostomy Clinic has a new home, a new director and a recurring goal to provide the best wound and ostomy care for our patients.
The clinic opened its doors on Friday, June 21 in its new location on 3 West in the main hospital building. David Hardin, MD will be the clinic’s new director and will be in charge of all wound and ostomy related matters regarding patients referred to the clinic. This will include approving the care plan, referrals for tests and specialist with consults to the Primary Care Physician, and managing culture results.
And a highly qualified staff certified in wound management, ostomy management, and foot and nail care will continue to provide great service under the direction of Clinical Nurse Manager Clare Brown, CWON, CFCN.
The clinic’s goal, according to Brown, is to promote wound healing through use of current evidence-based best practices for wound and ostomy care. The staff is prepared to create a comprehensive treatment program that uses advanced medical and surgical techniques.
Wound care is much more than changing a dressing or bandage. Your caregiver at the clinic will design a care plan tailored to your wound. The caregiver will teach you how and when to change the dressing on your wound. If a patient can’t change the bandage, the caregiver will work with a family member or friend to learn how to change a dressing.
Ostomy care involves treating areas where a patient is using an ostomy bag for draining urine, the large bowel and the small bowel. Clinic personnel will instruct patients on how to keep the stomy area clean to prevent infections.
“We’re excited about our new location and director,” said Brown. “We hope that doctors in our market area will consider sending their patients to us for wound care.”