Johnson City, TN, July 26, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Shared Health Services, a Tennessee based wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy management company, has named Mr. James Wilcox, RN, BSN, ACHRN, CWCN, CFCN, CWS, WCC, DWC, FCCWS, DAPWCA as its Vice-President of Clinical Operations. In announcing the appointment of Mr. Wilcox, the company's President and CEO, David Davis, stated, "James brings a wealth of both military and clinical knowledge to his new role. After retiring from the United States Navy as a Command Master Chief and Saturation Diving Supervisor; he continued his education, training and career in the field of wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We are honored to have him as part of our corporate team."
Mr. Wilcox has served in several prestigious leadership roles and obtained several awards including:
· Past President Baromedical Nurses Association
· Fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists
· Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Management
· Diplomate of the American Professional Wound Care Association
It is estimated that over 6.5 million Americans suffer from chronic or hard to heal wounds. Hospital based Wound Care Centers are staffed with specially trained physicians and nurses who work in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician. Together they work to diagnosis and treat a variety of chronic, or non-healing, wounds. The wounds treated often include arterial ulcers, diabetic and neuropathic ulcers, lower extremity edema (swelling of the feet and/or ankles), pressure injuries or ulcers, problem surgical wounds, animal and insect bites, trauma wounds and venous stasis ulcers.
Shared Health Services, in conjunction with its partner hospitals, offers evidence based wound care which is proven to reduce complications and amputations related to these chronic, non-healing wounds. During a typical visit to a Wound Care Center a patient will undergo a complete assessment, wound measurement and photographs, debridement to aid in the removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue by surgical or other means to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue, infectious disease management, laboratory and vascular evaluation, advanced wound dressings, compression dressings, prosthetic and pressure relief assistance, negative pressure wound therapy and/or hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
In accepting his new position Mr. Wilcox stated, “In a rapidly changing world of wound care and hyperbaric medicine, one can't be satisfied with the status quo. One must continually improve and stay abreast of the latest evidence to provide a comprehensive evidence-based practice."
Shared Health Services (SHS) is a wound care management company based in Johnson City, Tennessee. SHS contracts with hospitals to help them open and manage successful outpatient wound care and hyperbaric centers. The company currently works with hospitals from Florida to Pennsylvania. More information is available at: www.sharedhealthservices.com/