November 29, 2012

Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Kathy Wright, CWOCN-AP to the position of Community Education Specialist at Nanticoke’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center located at 801 Middleford Road in Seaford.

Ms. Wright returns to Nanticoke having over 35 years of nursing experience, including service with the U.S. Air Force and Nurse Corps, has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for nearly 20 years with a focus in wound care. She previously served close to 20 years at Nanticoke in various positions. She was instrumental in opening Nanticoke’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center in 2006, including the opening of the first hyperbaric oxygen therapy service in Delaware. She is Board Certified in wound, ostomy, continence nursing (WOCN), and advanced hyperbaric specialties.

Ms. Wright has served as President of the national WOCN Certification Board (WOCNCB) and on the Board for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She was awarded the WOCNCB President’s Award in Advanced Practice in 2005 and the Excellence in Advanced Nursing Practice Award in 2003 from the Delaware Nurses Association/Delaware Organization of Nurse Executives. She has published and lectured extensively on wound care, hyperbaric therapy, and topics in advanced practice nursing.

“Nanticoke Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center provides a valuable service for the physicians and patients of our community. Patients who have suffered with non-healing wounds for years can return to a full life without the worry and the pain of an open wound,” says Wright. If you have questions or wish to make an appointment, call the center at 302-628-8322.

Nanticoke Health Services features an award winning, full-service community hospital. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number one in Delaware and among America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Critical Care, among the top 5% in the nation for Emergency Medicine for 2012 by HealthGrades, Inc. Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III trauma status and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program. Nanticoke is nationally accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active staff physicians practicing in 40 different specialties.