Atlantic General Hospital Announces Opening of New Wound Care Center

11-26-2007

State of the Art Facility Provides Advanced Therapies to Treat Problem Wounds

Atlantic General Hospital announced today the opening of its new Wound Care Center.® Located at 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard in the new James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, the program specializes in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing concern spurred by an aging US population and the increase in diabetes. Approximately 18.5 million American have diabetes and, of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound.

While these statistics are startling, in Worcester County and the surrounding areas the prevalence of diabetes is nearly double the national average, making wound care an especially crucial service to the local population.

The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, serving as a supportive service for the referring physician and specializing in the treatment of problem wounds.

Thomas Lubeski, DO, will serve as the medical director of the program. Dr. Lubeski will be assisted by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced physicians, including vascular surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D., podiatrist Craig Haueisen, D.P.M., and Bridget Rose, C.R.N.P. The physicians will coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.

“We are excited to be able to provide this much-needed service to the community,” said Dr. Lubeski. “Our entire team of physicians and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care to heal these wounds as quickly as possible.”

For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The professional and caring staff at the Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing.

“Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds, and helping our patients reclaim their quality of life,” said Geri Rosol, program director of the Wound Care Center.

For more information about the wound care program, its treatments or to obtain a referral to schedule an appointment, please call the Wound Care Center at 410-62-WOUND.

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