Henderson Mayor Proclaims Wound Care Awareness Week

Henderson Mayor, Eddie Ellington signed an official proclamation declaring June 5th through June 9th Wound Care Awareness Week in Henderson, North Carolina.  Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9.  One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.  Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 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.  If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. 

“We see patients living with non-healing wounds for a prolonged amount of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options,” said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics. “We work to educate community physicians about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care, and then provide coordinated care to heal that patient’s wounds.”

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Maria Parham Advanced Wound Center. Visit to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, please call (252) 436-1700 or visit

Maria Parham Health to offer free sports physicals

Maria Parham Health will be offering free sports physicals from 5:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17th for those students who plan to play sports in a school setting.

Please enter through our main entrance and directions the waiting area will be provided.

Please bring the form’s your child’s sports program requires for participation and make sure the parent’s section is already filled out and signed.

Maria Parham Health Employee Receives Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator Certification

The ACC Accreditation Services is pleased to announce that Nancy Reavis of Maria Parham Health, has achieved recognition as a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator.

As such, Nancy has demonstrated an enhanced skill set in team building, process improvement, strategic data utilization, provider education, and project management. Having successfully completed the cardiovascular Care Coordinator training and passed the certification examination, Nancy is permitted to use the designation “CCC” on business cards and correspondence.

“Nancy’s hard work and dedication to earn this certification represents the commitment our health system has to providing excellent cardiac care to our community,” stated Bert Beard, Chief Executive Officer of Maria Parham Health.  “Her role as our Chest Pain Coordinator is vital in our cardiac care and coordination for our patients. This is just another piece in our expanding cardiology care and services at Maria Parham Health. “

The purpose of becoming a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator is to earn recognition as an individual who has acquired the knowledgebase and skill set to be successful in the coordinator role. The objectives of certification are to:

  • Promote standards of competency for coordinators in the leadership role
  • Promote professional and hospital success by helping coordinators define and obtain the requisite knowledge and skills to fulfill their responsibilities effectively
  • Provide special recognition to those coordinators who demonstrate mastery of an acquired body of knowledge and skills in the cardiovascular continuum of care through successful completion of the certification process

Founded in 1998, ACC Accreditation Services is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to reducing cardiac deaths and disease worldwide. Our mission is accomplished by providing education and process improvement based accreditations and certifications for healthcare facilities seeking recognition for their commitment to excellence. ACC Accreditation Services works to bridge communication among all disciplines responsible for providing services to cardiovascular patients. Through these efforts, more lives are saved because every heart matters.

Jennifer Woodlief Named Maria Parham Employee of the Month

Maria Parham Health has announced Jennifer Woodlief, HR Specialist in the Human Resources Department, as Employee of the Month for February. Jennifer has been employed at Maria Parham Health for almost 11 months and is already an example of an exceptional employee. Jennifer has lived in Vance County since she was eight years old and still calls this her home. Jennifer is married and she and her husband, Joe, have three children; Hunter and Madison who are nine and Bryson who is eight. After high school, Jennifer earned her Associates Degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix. . When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys watching her children play sports, photography, camping, hunting, fishing and painting.

Here’s what those who nominated Jenifer had to say about her:

“Jennifer always exemplifies exceptional customer service. Even when the HR department is super busy and a lot of people need many things from her, she is always nice, polite and courteous to everyone.”

“Jennifer is always willing to help any other department and is an exceptional team player.”

Words of wisdom from Jennifer:

“Always find the good in everything, every situation and every one.”

Thank you Jennifer for all you do for our hospital.