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  • Lake Regional Wound Healing Center celebrates milestone anniversary

  • The Lake Regional Wound Healing Center will celebrate a milestone on Thursday, April 24 — five years of providing specialized wound healing in the lake area.
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  • The Lake Regional Wound Healing Center will celebrate a milestone on Thursday, April 24 — five years of providing specialized wound healing in the lake area.
     Community members are invited to attend an anniversary reception and open house from 4 to 6 p.m. in Lake Regional Hospital’s main lobby. Tours will be provided, and physicians and nurses specializing in would care, will be available to greet guests.
     At 5:30 p.m., Surgeon Justin Shatto, M.D., Wound Healing Center medical director, will present “How We Heal,” an overview of the center’s services, treatment options and successes. The presentation is free but registration is requested at lakeregional.com/events.
     “The Wound Healing Center continues to grow and be an asset for our area,” said Wound Healing Center Director Laurie Lowther, R.N. “More than 2,000 hard-to-heal wounds have been treated since the center opened in April 2009. Without help from our skilled clinicians, some of these wounds could have resulted in amputation.”
     Specializing in the treatment of chronic wounds and nonresponsive conditions, Lake Regional Wound Healing Center uses state-of-the-art methodologies. Treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement.
     Likely candidates for treatment are individuals with diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.
     Patients may self-refer or ask their physician for a referral.
     For more information about Lake Regional Wound Healing Center, call 573-302-2990 or visit lakeregional.com/whc.
     
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