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St. John’s Hosts Wound Care Center Ribbon Cutting
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Open House Event
FAR ROCKAWAY, 2018—Thursday, January 11th,
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital celebrated the grand reopening
of the hospital’s Wound Care Center. The event
was attended by members of the community, hospital
staff, and political representatives from the Rockaways.
The Wound Care Center has been serving patients at St.
John’s for about 14 years. However, up until the end of
2017, it was operated by an outside independent
management company. The center will provide patients
with Hyperbaric Therapy, Wound Care, Debridement,
Synthetic Skin Grafts, Compression Wraps, Offloading
Casting, and various Podiatry services. The wound care
center is equipped with two new, state-of-the-art
Hyperbaric Chambers, which provide 100% oxygen
saturation to patients with limb or life-threatening wounds.
The new chambers provide patients with more space and
comfort during their treatments.
L-R: St. John’s CFO, Steven Guido, Assemblywoman Stacey
Pheer Amato, Associate Director of Wound Care Center,
Dr. Joseph Taranno, Director of Wound Care Center Dr.
Thomas Lubeski, Podiatrist, Dr. Arnold Hertz, St. John’s
COO, Christopher Parker, Senator James Sanders Jr.
“Wound Care has been a part of St. John’s for a long time, and we
are excited to be able to take ownership of the Wound Care
Center,” said Christopher Parker, Chief Operating Officer at St.
John’s. “I have great confidence in the talented people that work
here and their ability to increase capacity, utilize new technologies,
and enhance services we provide for the community.”
The ceremony was attended by many community leaders, also in
attendance were Senator James Sanders Jr., and Assemblywoman
Stacey Pheffer Amato, Queens Chamber of Commerce President
Thomas Grech, representatives from various legislative offices and
the 101st Precinct. Attendees were provided with a tour of the
Wound Care Center and the Hyperbaric Chambers after the ribbon
Pictured: Senator James Sanders Jr., tests out the
new Hyperbaric Chamber
The Leadership Team of the Wound Care Center at St. John’s consists of Dr. Thomas Lubeski (Driector of the
Wound Care Center), Dr. Joseph Tarantino (Associate Director of the Wound Care Center) and Dr. Arnold Hertz
(Podiatrist). In Dr. Lubeski’s remarks he stated that “In the entire country there are only 20 Podiatrist fellows and
St. John’s has trained 4 of them.” This Wound Care Center is another sign of great changes happening at St. John’s.
About St. John’s
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely
populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five
Towns in southern Queens County and Southwestern Nassau County, New York. St. John’s is a recipient of the
Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.