Charletta Washington has been named program director for Shore Health System’s Wound Healing Center, which specializes in healing chronic wounds. The Wound Healing Center is located at The Memorial Hospital at Easton and is one of Shore Health System’s surgical and ambulatory services provided to the Mid-Shore community.
Washington is responsible for all aspects of the Wound Healing Center’s operation, including ensuring quality patient care, recruiting and hiring, compliance with federal and state guidelines, budgeting and fiscal policies, and marketing and sales.
Washington, who lives in Bowie, most recently was director of business development for seven years at Professional Health Care Resources based in Annandale, Virginia and Lanham, Maryland. Her prior experience includes serving as regional director of sales and marketing for Home Health Corporation of America in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, director of admissions for HCR Manor Care, and manager of market development for Heartland Home Health Hospice and Infusion of Delaware.
Washington earned a bachelor of science in health sciences and management from Howard University in Washington, DC. She is currently completing a master’s degree in public health through Kaplan University.
The Shore Health System Wound Healing Center is a National Healing Corporation Wound Healing Center and specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, and offers hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. National Healing Corporation has earned the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for wound care.
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. Wound Healing Center physicians stay in contact with primary care physicians and other specialists who refer patients to the center.
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.
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.