Wound Care center at Rome Memorial gets new medical director


Keneth Hall, MD, FACS, FASMBS, has been named medical director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care.

Hall is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Hall earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2005. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center.

Hall has completed numerous specialized certifications. He was a research fellow at the NYU Winthrop Hospital, where he completed additional training in minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery.

Each year, approximately six million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems and other conditions. The Regional Center for Wound Care offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, total contact casting, biologic skin substitutes, and negative pressure wound therapy. These specialized wound care therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth and wound tissue regeneration.

According to center program director Alexa Gookins, Hall’s expertise as a general surgeon adds to a specialized team trained to provide individualized and comprehensive outpatient treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. “We want patients to be evaluated as quickly as possible so they can begin healing,” Gookins said, noting that the team works closely with Dr. Hall to expedite referrals. “Our goal is to see new patients within seven days or sooner when allotted.”

“Wound healing is complex and advanced wound care often requires a surgical consult,” explained Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Fields. “When a wound needs debridement (the medical removal of damaged tissue to improve the healing of healthy tissue) that is too extensive to be completed in the outpatient wound clinic, Dr. Hall is readily accessible to help expedite our patients’ healing process.”

Hall joins the following team of specialists:

Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Fields

Clinical Nurse Manager Kathleen Murphy

Registered Nurse Jennifer Smith

Nurse Assistant Laina Sweatmen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy technician Terri Gleasman

The center is at 267 Avery Lane in the Griffiss Professional Complex, Griffiss Business and Technology Park. For more information about the Regional Center for Wound Care and treatment options available, call 315-338-7540. 


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