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Northern Dutchess Hospital named Wound Care Center of Excellence

Posted: 3/29/2016

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wound Care Center recently achieved Center of Excellence recognition for having high standards of patient care for two consecutive years. The award comes from Healogics, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with Northern Dutchess Hospital to treat chronic and acute wounds including diabetic and pressure ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds. Out of 780 centers, Northern Dutchess was among 110 that were honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Aw...

Monthly diabetes education series continues Aug. 25

Posted: 8/11/2015

Dr. Francine Brooks will lecture on the impact diabetes has on wound healing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, as part of a monthly diabetes education series sponsored by the Vassar Brothers Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. The community benefit lecture will last one hour in Conference Room B at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. Parking is free in the hospital’s visitor parking garage or attendees can use the free valet service at the main entrance. Brooks is the co-di...

Monthly diabetes education series kicks off June 23

Posted: 6/9/2015

The Vassar Brothers Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center will begin a monthly education series on diabetes management for patients and caregivers with a lecture and discussion by Dr. Francine Brooks titled “Wound Healing and Diabetes.” The free lecture is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, in Conference Room B of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. “Preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes is a priority for Health Quest and Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” said Char...

Northern Dutchess Hospital receives high honors for wound care

Posted: 5/14/2015

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s specialized care of people with chronic wounds was recently recognized with a Center of Distinction Award. The award came from Healogics Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with the center to provide treatment in the area. Healogics measures more than 500 wound care centers on quality benchmarks, including quality of care and patient satisfaction. To be one of its 172 Centers of Distinction, Northern Dutchess achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 cons...

Tips on foot health at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 4/7/2015

The Center for Wound Healing at Putnam Hospital Center is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, April 18, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Podiatrist Dr. Alan Berman of Somers Orthopedics and on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center will be on hand to discuss proper foot care. There will be light snacks, beverages and giveaways. The event coincides with National Foot Health Awareness Month.

Open house at Center for Wound Healing at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 2/5/2015

CARMEL, N.Y. – The Center for Wound Healing at Putnam Hospital Center is hosting an open house from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. The community is welcome to come and learn about the services offered at the center, including wound care dressings and grafts, infectious disease management and tissue removal. Patients with diabetes and vascular disease are at risk of developing ulcers and non-healing wounds.  The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a medical treatm...

Health Quest offers frostbite prevention tips

Posted: 1/14/2015

With temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley expected to dip into the teens today and wind chills as cold as -25 degrees, frostbite is a potential danger to the frigid forecast. Frostbite is skin and underlying tissue damaged by extreme cold. Fingers, toes, ears and nose are most susceptible to frostbite as they are often left exposed. While very mild frostbite can be treated with first-aid measures such as rewarming the skin, moderate to severe cases require medical attention. Frostbite can cause inf...

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