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Wound Care Open House Set For June 5



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Wound Care Open House Set For June 5

DANBURY — Danbury Hospital will host an open house to educate the community and physicians throughout the region regarding wound care and hyperbaric medicine at Danbury Hospital. All are invited to the hospital’s Robert J. and Pamela Morganti Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine on Tuesday, June 5, from 4 to 6 pm, to meet the staff and receive tours, refreshments and health information. Visitors should park in the Red Garage (entrance on Locust Avenue). To RSVP, call 203-739-8170.

The team includes Newtown resident and Medical Director David Charash, DO; Clinical Manager John R. Leopold, MSN, APRN; Wound Center nurses Rebekah Kasmarski, Pamela Leston and Kathy Tredennick; hyperbaric technician Kathleen McGuire; and medical assistant Christine Phelps.

They have completed board certification and/or advanced training in wound care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and have nearly 20 cumulative years of service at the center, which opened more than five years ago.

The Wound Center team specialize in treating nonhealing wounds resulting from diabetes, lower extremity arterial or venous disease, edema, pressure ulcers, traumatic injuries, radiation treatment, and other medical conditions.

Board certified in emergency medicine, wound care, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine, Dr Charash is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship and residency respectively in emergency medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

It is estimated that nearly five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds, according to the National Alliance for Wound Care, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in wound care.

The center also provides nutritional assessment and counseling, patient and caregiver counseling, diabetes education, and special supplies and equipment to relieve pressure from wounds. Visitors should park in the Red Garage (entrance on Locust Avenue). To RSVP, call 203-739-8170.

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