Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation recently instituted a multi-faceted Wound Care Service because of the critical need for wound care among its patients.
Our extensive experience with short-term care patients and our successful treatment of their many and varied wounds has made us a respected leader in wound therapy.
We offer conscientious, patient-centered wound care with healing rates that are exceptional. Establishing the Wound Care Service is another example of how CJE is at the forefront of developing innovative healthcare solutions to address the complex needs of an aging population.
Why Wound Management is so vital
A great many of our patients have the potential to acquire wounds or are admitted with wounds. According to the National Institutes of Health, 6.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds. A large amount of those people are elderly. For example, 70% of all pressure ulcers (bed sores) occur in the geriatric population. The elderly are much more likely to have chronic wounds because, as they age, they develop conditions that cause wounds, such as diabetes, poor circulation, poor nutrition, or immobility.
Our extensive experience with patients and our successful treatment of wounds has made us a respected leader in wound therapy. We offer conscientious, patient-centered wound care with healing rates that are exceptional. This is another example of how CJE is at the forefront of developing innovative healthcare solutions to address the complex needs of an aging population.
Multidisciplinary team approach
A multidisciplinary team cares for a patient’s nutrition, hygiene and emotional state along with localized wound care to heal or manage a wound. On-site physical therapists provide personalized rehabilitation plans. Dietitians and social workers are also available for the many needs that may arise.
Lieberman Center’s Wound Care Service maintains a staff of Board Certified physicians who specialize in wound management through extensive clinical experience and academic training. Staff includes a Wound Surgeon, Certified Foot Surgeon and Physiatrist, plus support team members:
- Raymond Pryor III, M.D., C.W.S.,a board-certified wound care specialist (consulted through Vohra Wound Physicians) leads the Wound Service as its Director
- Jason Gruss, M.D., a physiatrist, is a specialist in rehabilitation medicine
- Jeffrey J. Rager, D.P.M., a podiatrist
- Nurse Managers, on each floor of Lieberman, have the expert knowledge to prevent and identify pressure ulcers and other common wounds
- Advanced care nurses provide valuable nursing support