Memorial’s Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Memorial Hospital Belleville recently named Dr. Hans Moosa as its medical director. In addition, Susan Litteken and Jennifer Steiner, RN have been selected as program manager and clinical nurse manager respectively.
Located at 4600 Memorial Drive, Medical Office Center – Two, Suite 160, the Center for Advanced Healing opened on May 25. The center offers treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal.
Moosa’s responsibilities include reviewing patient care and results, evaluating new clinical products and providing oversight and guidance on policies and procedures. In partnership with the Healogics network, the Wound Care Center uses what it calls a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before.
A surgeon with BJC Medical Group of Illinois Vascular Surgery and member of Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff, Moosa has more than 30 years of experience in working with patients who have hard to heal wounds. He is board-certified in general and vascular surgery.
Litteken, who has been with Healogics for six years, is responsible for day-to-day operations, achieving clinical, operational and financial results as well as marketing and program growth.
Steiner’s responsibilities will include providing continuity of care for patients, integrating new therapies into care and training new personnel. She has an extensive background in wound care and is a certified ostomy management specialist.
Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.
PHOTO: Dr. Hans Moosa.