Elaine Frantum-Reed, RN, recently joined Shore Health System as clinical nurse manager for the Wound Healing Center. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of patient care at the outpatient center located at The Memorial Hospital at Easton.
Frantum-Reed began her healthcare career in 1990 at Corsica Hills Center, where she progressed from a nursing assistant to unit manager for the skilled nursing wing. She moved to Envoy of Denton (formerly Ruxton Health) in 2005, where she was responsible for training staff in all aspects of clinical care, infection control, quality assurance and patient safety. Throughout her 19-year career, Frantum-Reed has been a wound care champion, educating staff and patients about the proper treatment of acute and chronic wounds.
Frantum-Reed, who lives in Denton, is a graduate of the Wor-Wic Community College nursing program. She is on the faculty of Chesapeake College, where she teaches CPR and medication administration in the certified nursing assistant program.
The Wound Healing Center’s multidisciplinary team of board certified physicians and skilled wound care nurses uses a standardized approach to care that has proven to result in more successful outcomes and better patient compliance. The Wound Healing Center is equipped with hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Hyperbaric oxygenation is used alone or in combination with other medical and surgical procedures to enhance the healing process for individuals with chronic wounds.
“Since Elaine joined the Wound Healing Center she has increased the efficiency of our team,” says Kenneth Stokes, program director. “She is applying a system of care that allows the nurses on our team to target their efforts to a particular aspect of patient care. The result is better patient care and shorter waiting times for the people who rely on us for expert wound healing services.”
The Wound Healing Center is located at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information about the Wound Healing Center call 410-820-6500 or visit. www.shorehealth.org/services/woundcenter.html.