RAEFORD – Wound and hyperbaric care will be the
next medical specialty to be offered by FirstHealth of
the Carolinas to residents of Hoke County and surrounding
FirstHealth Wound Care & Hyperbaric-Hoke will open
Feb. 10 in FirstHealth Physician Offices & Specialty
Services, the new medical office building located at
6322 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, adjacent to FirstHealth
Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke Campus.
The individualized treatment plans of FirstHealth wound
care services, which are designed to complement the referring
physician’s plan of care, include the monitoring,
management and treatment of chronic non-healing wounds.
“We are extremely happy to be able to offer wound
and hyperbaric care in Hoke County,” says Susan
Beaty, R.N., administrator of FirstHealth Moore Regional
Hospital-Hoke Campus. “Wound care is a medical
specialty that is helpful with a variety of chronic conditions,
including diabetes, vascular disease and cancer. The
availability of a hyperbaric chamber increases the level
of care that can be offered to patients so we expect
this to be an extremely valuable service for this community.”
The director of the Hoke program is Stevie Hull of Healogics
Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced
wound care services. Since joining Healogics in
2011, Hull has worked with the Cape Fear Valley, Duke
Raleigh and Sampson Regional wound care programs. A 2009
graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
she is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts degree
program at Liberty University.
As program director, Hull will oversee and manage the
clinic’s quality, clinical and financial outcomes.
She will work closely with physicians and the nursing
staff to ensure they have the resources to achieve the
best possible results for their patients.
“We are committed to advancing wound healing by
creating, sharing and activating our wound care expertise,
everywhere we can, for every patient who would benefit,
by the best means possible,” she says.
The medical staff of the FirstHealth wound care & hyperbaric
program will consist of medical director David Strom,
M.D., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon; and full-time
wound care physician Jeffrey Gibbons, M.D., who is board
certified in emergency medicine. The staff will also
include clinical coordinator Cynthia Thompkins, office
coordinator Annie Faulk, hyperbaric oxygen technician
DaNita Gillis and registered nurse Sibel Satirouglu.
The staggered opening of offices in the FirstHealth
Physician Offices & Specialty Services began late
last year with FirstHealth Primary Care & Cardiology
and will continue through late winter/early spring with
ENT (ear, nose and throat) and orthopaedics. Additional
services will be added as community needs are identified.