Originally published in Castine Patriot, January 11, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, January 11, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, January 11, 2018
BHMH starts new wound care program
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has a specialized new program for treating wounds. The specialists are Nan Boutin, seated, and behind her are Meagan Hashey, Monica Coffey and Fred Watters.
An interdisciplinary team of clinicians at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has developed a program offering treatment of chronic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ostomy care, and negative pressure therapy management.
The clinicians are Nan Boutin, Fred Watters, Monica Coffey, and Meagan Hashey. Their specialized wound care program is for patients who aren’t sick enough to be in the hospital and don’t quality for home health care but, at the same time, require highly specialized care.
“Today, people are living with extremely complex wound and skin complications,” Boutin said. In the past, limbs would have been amputated because of a serious wound, diabetic problem, or trauma, she said, while now medicine can treat the wounds.
Patients needing wound care services should call their provider’s office for a referral or call the hospital’s Special Clinic – Wound and Skin Center at 374-3404 for information.