FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
10/13/2014 11:42:25 AM
Sharon Cofre promoted to clinical program director of Gritman Wound Healing Center
(Moscow,ID) – Sharon Cofre has been named clinical program director of the Gritman Wound Healing Center.
Cofre will be responsible for achieving clinical, operational, and financial results at the center which is a member of the Healogics network and offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal. Treatments may include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
Most recently Cofre served as the clinical nurse manager at the wound center. She has been a resident of Moscow for 10 years and has worked at Gritman Medical Center as a nurse since her arrival to the area. Past experience includes work in a burn ICU for four years.
“I am proud to say that I work in this area. We are part of a wonderful community on the Palouse,” Cofre said. “The partnership between Healogics and Gritman has provided me with the privilege of working with amazing staff and patients. I look forward to leading the great team at the wound center.”
Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million patients in the U.S. and an estimated 1,400 people in Latah and Whitman counties. The incidence is rising due to an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers in the Nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please call 1-800-373-heal(4325).