Facility in Focus

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:18
Joe Darrah
Toms River, NJ —As the longest highway in the state of New Jersey, the Garden State Parkway is truly a destination route despite its being defined as a “limited access” thruway. When traveling north from the southernmost point, the highway provides access to the state’s multiple (and popular) shore points, including Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, and, Cape May. Continuing into... Read More
Tue, 11/22/2016 - 18:16
Jacksonville Beach, FL – Approximately 6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds, and that number is expected to increase by 2% annually over the next decade.1 An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic. More than $50 billion per year is... Read More
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:13
Joe Darrah
San Antonio — This country’s current healthcare transition from volume-based care to a system predicated on value and quality can be just as complicated to understand for the patients who stand to benefit from its changes as it has been daunting for the providers who are required to make the adjustments. At Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, the Wound Healing Center and its staff of... Read More
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:39
Joe Darrah
As a lawyer, Jerome Crawford has always possessed an innate ability to be exhaustingly analytical and to question anything that seems suspicious or shortsighted. So when he was recently told by surgeons at a local hospital that there was “nothing that could be done” to treat a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) on his left heel other than to perform a below-the-knee amputation, Crawford, as he would so... Read More
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:02
Joe Darrah
  Las Vegas — Even at just 48 years old, Eleanor Mrozek represents the epitome of this country’s need for a healthcare system predicated on value. Diagnosed with HIV before her 25th birthday, she has long carried the emotional and physical impact of the disease that only the “lifers” can relate to. Experiencing just about every comorbid malady the virus can cause, from pneumonia, thrush, and... Read More
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:09
Joe Darrah
  It wasn’t that Gregory G. Mukalian, DO, FACOS, didn’t believe what he was told. He just didn’t want to think it could actually be true — that his new patient, 31-year-old Shannon Gettis, could have been previously brought into an operating room and opened up six times due to a staph infection she had developed postsurgically after the repair of an umbilical hernia.   But here he was, with the... Read More
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:12
Joe Darrah
  Orlando, FL — It was meant as an innocent question, really, when Suzanne Roach asked her physician about the softball-sized mass within her left thigh. The impetus for her visit to the doctor that day in the fall of 2013 wasn’t even related to that lump, which she said never affected her gait nor could even be considered a nuisance — it was just something she had noticed. Instead, she simply... Read More
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:30
Joe Darrah
For more photos from our visit to Excela Health, visit http://www.todayswoundclinic.com/slideshow/facility-focus-photo-slidesho...   Greensburg, PA — On a sun-soaked afternoon last summer, Anna K. “Kay” South, FNP-C, MSN, CCRN, received a phone call that would forever change her career. Uncommonly hot that day for the Pittsburgh suburb, the temperature was enough to convince South to retreat into... Read More
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 14:09
Joe Darrah
For more photos from our visit to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, visit http://www.todayswoundclinic.com/slideshow/facility-focus-wound-healing-...   Las Vegas — Delvin Lee has lived with HIV nearly 25 years. Not coincidentally, he was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis more than 12 years ago, his vision progressively worsening and seizures occurring throughout his life as a result. A cancer... Read More
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 10:44
By Joe Darrah
For a comprehensive selection of patient photos and other images collected during TWC’s visit to Virtua, visit http://www.todayswoundclinic.com/slideshow/photo-slideshow-conforming-hi...   Berlin, NJ — The necrotic, gangrenous wound literally only scratched the surface of the limb- and life-threatening situation. The patient, 65-year-old June Flinn of Blackwood, NJ, was septic with a white blood... Read More

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