Author: Norma Marlowe

Career Changer: How Wound Care Found Me

A recent study from Indeed revealed that U.S. workers are making dramatic career shifts, and nearly 88 percent of those who take the leap say they are happier after making their move. For Mary Brightwell, her career change began at age 46 when she transitioned from grocery store bookkeeper to wound care nurse and clinical manager. Here’s her story.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Covid-19: Our Expert Takes Questions

As the Covid-19 epidemic continues, our wound center partners find themselves navigating an entirely new landscape. Randy Brooker, President of Center Operations, has managed wound care and hyperbaric medicine programs for over 15 years. He’s also a certified hyperbaric technologist and former educator for various hyperbaric courses. Here, he answers common questions about Covid-19 and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

Fresh Air: Patient Has New Lease On Life After Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States. In most cases, it begins with the development of a diabetic foot ulcer but the patient does not see or feel the wound. It’s critical to seek treatment for non-healing wounds early because a life-threatening infection can develop very quickly. Here’s how one patient was able to save his foot with help from the Wound Healing Center at Clark Memorial Health.

Wound Healing Awareness Month: Meet Jose

It’s Wound Healing Awareness Month, a time to recognize the challenges experienced by individuals with chronic wounds and to raise public awareness about the benefits of specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Sierra Madre, CA

To recognize National Hospital Week, one of our fantastic WCA kids, Aubrey, created this beautiful piece of art to honor those who continue going above and beyond for their patients and communities. On behalf of the entire WCA family, we salute our healthcare heroes this week and every week.

WCA Has Your Back

Our clinical team is working very closely with partners across the country and implementing extra safety protocols, including telemedicine, to ensure safety and prevent ER visits. Whether your patient rings the healing bell in the clinic or at home, WCA has your back.

COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Wound care remains an essential service that prevents hospital admissions and ER visits among a fragile group of patients at high risk of COVID-19. We’ve created a video series to help our wound care industry colleagues adapt and respond.

Glendale, CA

Many thanks to Kim Le for creating and providing hand-made face masks for our hard-working clinicians, and Bryan Arii of Moondust Studio for donating custom-made clips that keep them in place all shift long!

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