Wound center welcomes new medical director

Keneth Hall was recently named medical director of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care.

“Hall’s expertise as a general surgeon is the perfect addition to a specialized team trained to provide individualized and comprehensive outpatient treatment of hard-to-heal wounds,” said Alexa Gookins, program director for the center.

“We want patients to be evaluated as quickly as possible so they can begin healing,” Gookins said, noting that the team works closely with Hall to expedite referrals. “Our goal is to see new patients within seven days or sooner. 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, Washington, D.C. 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 6 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems and other conditions.

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

Photo: Hall