Valley’s Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Center is located on the first floor of the hospital, just off the main lobby, making access significantly easier for the Center’s patients, many of whom find mobility uncomfortable and strenuous. The Center is located behind the Patient Access Center, just around the corner from the Information Desk.
Decades of Experience
For more than 30 years, Valley has been providing wound, ostomy and continence services to inpatients and outpatients. In the first six months of 2012, more than 1,000 visits were made to Valley’s Center. The healing rate for patients during the same period was 99.29%, according to the Center.
The staff of the Wound and Ostomy Center. From left to right: Joanna A. Syniec, Patient Care Associate; Jennifer L. Polak, RN, CWOCN; Rosaleen Pachella, RN, CWOCN; Geralyn Boyce, RN, CWOCN; Anne Brennecke, RN, CWOCN, APN-C, Manager; Kelly Rainville, RN, CWOCN; Komal K. Saggu, RN, CWOCN,
APN-C; and Peggy Battle, Administrative Assistant.
The Center remains the only wound, ostomy and continence outpatient center in the region, receiving referrals from doctors and hospitals throughout New Jersey and parts of New York. Referring hospitals include Hackensack University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Columbia University Medical Center, to name just a few. Care is provided to adults, children and infants.
Comfortable waiting room for patients and visitors.
Board Certified Staff and Modern Technology
High quality care is provided by six registered nurses, who hold national board certification in wound, ostomy and continence nursing (WOCN), and two advanced practice nurses. Valley’s Center is also distinguished by its use of the Qoustic Wound Therapy System. This groundbreaking technology uses ultrasonic energy to effectively separate superficial tissue and other matter from healthy tissue, accelerating the healing process.
One of several exam/treatment rooms.
Board Range of Skilled Services
The Center’s scope of services includes:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Lower extremity ulcers (leg/foot)
- Ankle (brachial index (ABI) evaluation
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Pre-operative education and instruction
- Pre-operative stoma site marking
- Stoma recalibration
- Complications prevention and management
- Pouching systems/procedures
- Support group referrals
- Skin problems related to incontinence
- Containment devices
- Skin care/protective products
To make an appointment, or for more information, please call 201-447-8345. (A physician’s referral is required to initiate care.)