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Texas Health Stephenville Wound Care Services to Host Open House
12/09/2009

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville Wound Care Services will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 in honor of its third anniversary.

Members of the community are invited to stop by Wound Care Services to learn more about the services offered there and enjoy refreshments to celebrate with the staff and physicians.

Wound Care Services is an outpatient program that provides treatment for debilitating wounds that often haven’t healed after months or even years. The specialized treatments at the center often can get people back to normal, everyday life often within a matter of weeks and months.

Wounds are particularly problematic for diabetics. It's estimated that 18.5 million Americans have diabetes and of that population an estimated 1.8 million people will suffer from a problem wound. In addition to diabetics, wound care services also sees many patients with a condition that causes non-healing leg ulcers. The healing rate at the Stephenville center is 94 percent, which is higher than the national average of 89 percent.

“We invite members of the community to stop by to celebrate with us and we also invite our current and past patients to come share their inspirational stories or just to reconnect with staff and physicians,” said Patty Weidemann, program director. “We are so proud of the difference we are making in people’s lives and hope that others who have lived with these debilitating wounds will learn that there are treatment options out there no matter how long the wound has been a problem.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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