St. Luke’s new wound care clinic launched
St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital recently established a wound care clinic, the first outpatient hospital-based facility in the South Montgomery County and North Harris County areas.
The clinic will treat numerous injuries and wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, surgical and trauma wounds and other types of non-healing wounds, according to a press release.
The clinic, consisting of board-certified specialists, will use technologically advanced hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber treatment, which helps the healing process of wounds by delivering high-pressure oxygen to tissue damage caused by diabetes, poor circulation or necrotizing infections, or radiation tissue damage.
The clinic also will use advanced treatments to reduce pain and speed up the healing process of wounds. These treatments will include wound debridement, skin substitutes and negative-pressure wound dressings.
“Chronic wounds are a large and growing condition that afflicts approximately 6.5 million Americans,” said Dr. Caroline Fife, the clinic’s medical director, in the press release. “With the opening of St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital’s Wound Care Clinic on the hospital campus, patients with chronic wound conditions now have access to advanced wound healing treatment conveniently located within their community.”
For more information about the clinic, located in the Medical Arts Center III building at 17450 St. Luke’s Way in The Woodlands, call 936-266-2150 or visit www.stlukeswoodlands.com/OurServices/Woundcare/index.cfm
The Woodlands plans ice rink preview weekend
A preview weekend for the ice rink at The Woodlands Town Center will be held 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday Nov. 11 and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.
For a two-hour skate session and skate rental, admission is $10.50 for adults and $6 for children 5 and younger.
After the event, the ice rink will be open daily from Saturday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The rink is located at the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines drives.
For more information, visit www.thewoodlandsicerink.com
Woodforest charity event raises $525,000
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s sixth annual Connoisseurs for Charity event raised $525,000.
A total of 160 guests attended the event, which included a five-course dinner with fine wines, a tribute to the armed forces and an auction.
The dinner showcased five highly acclaimed chefs: Arturo Osorio of Amerigos Grille, Charles Clark of Ibizas Food and Wine Bar, Kent Rathbun of Jaspers, Mark Cox of Marks American Cuisine; and Bryan Caswell of REEF.
“We are blessed to have such wonderful chef partners who give not only of their time and resources but from their heart,” said Kim Marling, executive director and vice president of Woodforest Charitable Foundation, in a press release.
Guests had the opportunity to direct their $500 dinner ticket to one of the pre-selected charities, which included Boys & Girls Country, Children’s Safe Harbor, Interfaith of The Woodlands, Montgomery County Food Bank, Montgomery County Women’s Shelter, Montgomery County Youth Services, Texas New Community Alliance (New Danville) or TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries. Underwriting provided by Woodforest National Bank allowed all ticket sales to benefit charities.
As a tribute to the armed forces, it was announced that all proceeds from an auction item, a private event with the five participating chefs, will benefit Helping A Hero, which provides homes to severely injured military personnel.
For more information about the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, visit www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org
‘In the Pink’ fundraiser breaks record
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital hosted its most successful In The Pink of Health Luncheon Friday, Oct. 19.
More than 1,250 people attended the event, which raised a record-breaking $500,000, according to a news release.
“To articulate the elation we feel from seeing the culmination of everyone’s efforts explode into a record-breaking fundraising year and a sold-out audience is virtually impossible,” said Megan Alexander and Ruth Hiller, co-chairwomen of the event, in the press release. “Knowing hundreds, if not thousands, of women in Montgomery County will benefit from the funds raised is the best reward of all.”
The fundraiser’s featured speaker was breast cancer survivor Guiliana Rancic, along with Bill Rancic. The two discussed the importance of Guiliana’s positive outlook in overcoming the disease, according to the release.
All proceeds will stay in Montgomery County to fund education, technology and community outreach of the Breast & Bone Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. For more information, call 713-897-2300 or visit www.memorialhermann.org
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