March 26, 2018

Good Samaritan Medical Center Names Wound Center Medical Director

Noah Rosen, MD RPVI Joins Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Good Samaritan Medical Center has named Noah Rosen, MD RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) as the Medical Director of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Rosen began this month and will be located at the Center for Wound Care at 909 Sumner Street, Stoughton MA. 
Noah Rosen, MD is an accomplished vascular surgeon with a history of distinguished leadership in vein care. He joins GSMC from Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA, where he served as a Complex Wound Care Surgeon and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist. 
Dr. Rosen attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then earned his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Boston University Medical Center and a Vascular Surgical Fellowship at New York University Medical Center. 
The Wound Care Center utilizes the latest clinical tools and practices. Individualized treatment plans may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, prescription growth factors, bio-engineered skin grafting, edema management, non-invasive vascular assessment, or, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is a therapy which helps the body’s natural healing process. Patients are exposed to greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure which increases the amount of oxygen entering their system. This can increase healing time by twenty percent. 
“Each year, there are up to 1.8 million new cases of chronic wounds in nearly eight-million patients,” said Dr. Rosen. “These statistics include chronic wounds in fifteen percent of all diabetic patients who are at ten-time greater risk of amputation, and, the more than two-million Americans who suffer from venous ulcers.”
“While these numbers show the tremendous need for wound care, there is hope. Studies have shown that wound care treatment facilities have reduced amputation rates and shortened hospital stays.”
“We are very encouraged by the work being done at the Wound Center and what it means for patients beyond the immediate community,” said Harrison Bane, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “The therapies being used have proven to increase the healing process and thus the quality of life for our patients who suffer from chronic wounds. The appointment of Dr. Rosen promises to see the already superior level of care reach a higher efficacy within our patient population.” 
Patients with concerns about chronic wounds should speak with their PCP or contact the Wound Center directly at 508-427-2480.