Kenneth M. Stokes has been named program director for Shore Health System’s Wound Healing Center, which is located at The Memorial Hospital at Easton. In this role, Stokes is responsible for the successful implementation, ongoing management and overall success of the wound healing program. His duties include overseeing operations, personnel, budget, reimbursement for services, quality management, and marketing and sales.
Stokes is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee with a degree in business administration. His career accomplishments include a successful track record as a sales and marketing executive with Wyeth, a producer of pharmaceuticals, consumer health care products and animal health care products. He began his career as a hospital sales representative and assumed additional responsibility for district sales management in Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia and southern Maryland, including the Eastern Shore.
The Wound Healing Center staff includes a panel of physicians specialized in internal medicine, infectious disease, podiatry and surgery as well as nurses who are experts in caring for individuals whose chronic wounds have resisted traditional treatment.
The Wound Healing Center is equipped with two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which are used in a series of 90-minute sessions during which patients receive 100 percent oxygen. This medical treatment, used alone or in combination with other medical and surgical procedures, increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, which has been proven to enhance the wound healing process.
Wound Healing Center physicians stay in contact with primary care physicians and other specialists who refer patients to the center to recommend the best way to manage wound healing.
“I am excited about this opportunity to use my experience in working with hospital staff and physicians,” Stokes comments. “Our mission at the Wound Healing Center is to work together to make sure that we help people get better faster.”
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.