Center for Wound Healing Adds Specialists

January 23, 2019

Three new physicians join wound healing panel at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy recently added three new physicians to form a panel of specialists for its Center for Wound Healing to address the variety of underlying conditions that cause non-healing wounds.  Every year, approximately seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers.  These wounds are defined by their lack of improvement from conventional treatments within four weeks, and commonly are associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, reaction to radiation therapy, traumatic injury, immobilization, and diabetes.

In addition to the Center for Wound Healing’s Medical Director, Board Certified Podiatrist Michael Sears, DPM, the panel consists of Podiatrist Suk Ghong, DPM; Nazar Raoof, M.D., board certified in Infectious Disease; Munjal Patel, M.D., board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Mohamed Hasham, M.D., board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine.

These expert medical practitioners provide treatment and care for patients on an outpatient basis utilizing a comprehensive healing approach, including diagnostics, customized treatment plans, advanced wound care products, and regular assessments of the efficiency of products.  Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is one of the specialized treatment options offered to promote healing for the most difficult wounds.

Physicians can refer their patients for care at the Center for Wound Healing directly or patients may call the center for an appointment.  For a referral to a panel physician or for more information about the Center for Wound Healing, call 732-324-3152 or visit www.rbmc.org/center-for-wound-healing.

When left untreated wounds may become infected, and non-healing wounds could lead to lower quality of life or even amputation.  Non-healing wounds of the lower leg and feet among people with diabetes are among the most common non-healing wounds, and one of the most significant complications of diabetes.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 450 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” The network was also named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the first private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University – in more than 50 years to address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, New Jersey’s oldest and most respected behavioral health provider, signed a definitive agreement to merge.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.