Legal rights for the autistic
Hudson County Surrogate Judge Donald W. De Leo is scheduled to address the staff and Parents-Teacher Association meeting at Gerald J. Dynes Regional Day School on Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about “Guardianships for Autistic Children.” The school is located at 425 Johnston Avenue in Jersey City.
HUMC opens new wound care center
Hoboken University Medical Center, a subsidiary of CarePoint Health – held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its state-of-the-art wound care center this week. The new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health provide the latest cutting-edge technology in wound treatment, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that places the patient suffering from chronic wounds in a pressurized oxygen chamber to enhance the body’s natural healing and strengthens the immune system. The Centers are located at Hoboken University Medical Center and Bayonne Medical Center.
The Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health apply proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches to all types of wounds, including leg ulcers, vascular wounds, bone infections, radiation tissue damage, diabetes-related wounds, and slow-healing wounds.
Dr. Diane Dworkin, medical director for the wound care center at Bayonne Medical Center, noted that the new Centers for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy at CarePoint Health “also offers patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials utilizing the latest wound care products, dressings and antibiotics.”
“This is an added benefit to our patients,” added Dr. Dworkin, “Many of these products are not yet available to the general public.”
New Jersey Search and Rescue dogs to meet the public
Mahwah-based New Jersey Search and Rescue are bringing their rescue dogs to the Meadowlands Environment Center on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2:00 to 3:30. Learn how the organization’s life-saving dogs work, as well as how you can stay safe in the wilderness and what to do if you get lost. New Jersey Search and Rescue is an officially recognized state and county emergency management resource organization.
Cost is $5 per person, $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended. The Meadowlands Environmental Center is at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Phone: (201) 460-8300. To register, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec