• Regional Center for Wound Care Welcomes New Medical Director

     Keneth Hall, MD, FACS, FASMBS has been named medical director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care.
    According to Alexa Gookins, MHA, program director for the Center, Dr. Hall’s expertise as a general surgeon is the perfect addition to a specialized team trained to provide individualized and comprehensive outpatient treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. “We want patients to be evaluated as quickly as possible so they can begin healing,” Gookins said, noting that the team works closely with Dr. Hall to expedite referrals. “Our goal is to see new patients within seven days or sooner when allotted.”
    “Wound healing is complex and advanced wound care often requires a surgical consult,” explained Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Fields, FNP. “When a wound needs debridement, (the medical removal of damaged tissue to improve the healing of healthy tissue), that is too extensive to be completed in the outpatient wound clinic, Dr. Hall is readily accessible to help expedite our patients’ healing process.
    Dr. Keneth Hall’s office is conveniently located next door to the Wound Center.
    Board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Hall earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC in 2005. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Committed to being on the leading edge of surgical advances, Dr. Hall has completed numerous specialized certifications. He was a research fellow at the NYU Winthrop Hospital, where he completed additional training in minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery.
    Dr. Hall joins the following team of specialists:
    • Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Fields, MS, FNP
    • Clinical Nurse Manager Kathleen Murphy, RN, BSN
    • Registered Nurse Jennifer Smith, RN
    • Nurse Assistant Laina Sweatmen
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technician Terri Gleasman, LPN
    Each year, approximately six million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems and other conditions. The Regional Center for Wound Care offers a number of leading-edge treatments including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Total Contact Casting (TCC), Biologic Skin Substitutes, and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. These specialized wound care therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more.
    For more information about the Regional Center for Wound Care and treatment options available, call 315.338.7540.
    The center is located at 267 Avery Lane in the Griffiss Professional Complex, Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

    Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., (RMH) Rome Memorial Hospital is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary care to long-term care, Rome Memorial Hospital delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. With its specialized Senior Behavioral Health Unit and Residential Health Care Facility, the hospital has become recognized as a valuable resource for senior services. Ranked among the top 20 percent of skilled nursing facilities for four consecutive years, the hospital has earned special recognition as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing quality care for older adult patients. Rome Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and an affiliated clinical site of New York Medical College.