Interim Medical Director Named at PRMC Wound Care Center

March 20, 2017

INTERIM MEDICAL DIRECTOR NAMED AT WOUND CARE CENTER® AT PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

The Wound Care Center® at Palestine Regional Medical Center, which offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal, is happy to announce the return of Dr. James Wood as interim medical director.

Dr. Wood will be responsible for reviewing patient care and results, evaluating new clinical products and providing oversight and guidance on policies and procedures.  A member of the Healogics™ network, the Wound Care Center® employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before.

Dr. Wood previously served as medical director of the Wound Care Center® and is very well respected throughout the community and surrounding areas.

Dr. Wood attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio.  He attended the University of Texas Medical Brand in Galveston, Texas for his residency in general surgery, as well as residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals at Michigan State University where he served as chief resident. 

The Wound Care Center at Palestine Regional Medical Center offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.

About Palestine Regional Medical Center

Palestine Regional Medical Center is an acute care hospital committed to providing quality healthcare close to home in Palestine and the surrounding Anderson County area. A 156 bed, acute care facility, Palestine Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of services including emergency services, general surgery services, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, cardiology services, diagnostic imaging, physical and occupational therapy, wound care, psychiatric care, and general acute care services.  Palestine Regional Medical Center is accredited by Joint Commission and is a Chest Pain Accredited facility.   For more information about Palestine Regional Medical Center, please call 903-731-1000 or visit www.palestineregional.com.

About Healogics, Inc

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families.  Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.  For more information, please visit www.healogics.com or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please call 1-800-373-HEAL (4325).