Jan. 2, 2013. The Wound Care Center of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is relocating from their current home at Watauga Medical Center to 169 Doctors Drive in Boone. The expanded, updated space will offer patients a warm, welcoming atmosphere and allow for ample parking and ease of access to the building. According to Toni Gault, Director of Post-Acute Services, they will begin welcoming patients at their new location on Monday, Jan. 7.
The Wound Care Center of ARHS opened in the Fall of 2010 to serve a growing need in the community for comprehensive, effective wound care for the residents of Watauga, Avery and Ashe, without having to travel off the mountain. Accessed with a physician’s referral, The Wound Care Center provides several therapeutic modalities to treat acute and chronic wounds including compression treatment, negative pressure wound therapy, wound irrigation and debridement. The Wound Care Center also provides Ostomy pre-op education, Stoma marking and post-op care and in the near future, will be offering an ostomy support group.
The Wound Care Center team includes a Physician Assistant who has obtained specialized training in wound care, Wound, Ostomy, Continence RNs and nursing assistants, who will collaborate with patients, their families and physicians to provide targeted therapies to treat existing wounds and provide education on preventing chronic wounds. Harold Frazier, Jr., MD of Watauga Surgical Group is the Medical Director of The Wound Care Center.
As part of the ARHS family, the team has the opportunity to easily collaborate with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, certified diabetes educators, nutritionists and social workers, as well as other medical professionals as needed to provide well-rounded, comprehensive care.
For more information about the services provided by The Wound Care Center, call (828) 262-9520.
To learn more about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, visit www.apprhs.org.