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Saint Peter’s to offer wound care, expand services at new facility in Monroe

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (September 28, 2012) - The Saint Peter’s Comprehensive Care Group will expand its services on Monday, Oct. 1, at a new location in Monroe.

CCG Monroe, New Facility Opens

Margaret Moss, program director for the Wound Care Center® and Hyperbaric Services at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, talks with a patient during a hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for hard-to-treat wound.

These new services will include a state-of-the-art Wound Care Center® and Hyperbaric Services at the facility to be located at Clearbrook Commons Medical and Professional Office Park, 294 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.

Residents of the surrounding community in Monroe and neighboring towns can view the new Saint Peter’s Comprehensive Care Group facility and learn more about its services during an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Those who attend can take advantage of health screenings for body mass index, blood pressure and blood glucose as well as “Ask the Doctor” sessions with Saint Peter’s physicians on topics including geriatric care, lung function, vascular disease, diabetes care, nutrition, internal disease, podiatry, and wound care treatment. Flu shots will also be offered for a $25 charge.

The Monroe Comprehensive Care Group is offering diabetes self-management education and nutrition counseling for the first time to complement existing services such as internal medicine, endocrinology, cardiology, geriatrics, podiatry, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, urology, surgery, and pre-admission testing. Saint Peter’s clinicians will also continue to offer monthly lectures and outreach services.

The new facility is centrally located within the township and offers expanded parking as well. The offices are located across from the commuter park-and-ride so it is easier for patients to see their health care provider before or after work, or to take part in health care events.

“There is a huge need for comprehensive wound care in the Monroe area,” said Margaret Moss, program director for the Wound Care Center® and Hyperbaric Services at Saint Peter’s. Aging is a significant risk factor for problematic wounds, she explained, adding that Monroe-area residents include 61,000 people ages 60 and older, approximately 7,000 of whom are living with diabetes. Diabetes compromises healing due to its damage to the blood and nerve vessels in the feet.

The multidisciplinary wound care team of board-certified physicians includes general surgeons, plastic surgeons, internists, geriatricians, infectious disease specialists, physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation), and clinical wound specialists. The team creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient who suffers from wounds caused by either venous and arterial disease; constant pressure on the skins (pressure ulcers or bed sores); osteomyelitis; radiation damage from cancer treatments; compromised skin grafts, flaps and replants, or re-opened surgical wounds, as well as other problem wounds.

Further information is also available by visiting www.saintpetershcs.com/Hyperbaric-Wound-Care-Center or www.saintpetershcs.com/ccg

To make an appointment or arrange an event call:

  • Office visit: 609-409-1363
  • Wound care/ hyperbaric services: 609-860-0008 or toll-free at 1-866-378-4132.

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corporation, which oversees the system's outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; Community Care Services, Inc.; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; and Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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Contact:
Philip Hartman
Director of Public Relations
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
New Brunswick, N.J.
732-339-7002
phartman@saintpetersuh.com