Bellin Health’s wound center names directors

04/13/2010

GREEN BAY – Dr. Richard McNutt is the medical director and Karen Sentowski the program director of the Wound Healing Center at Bellin Health, scheduled to open in May.

The Wound Healing Center at Bellin Health, 744 S. Webster Ave., will specialize in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions.  Created in partnership with the National Healing Corporation, one of the nation's largest wound care management companies, it will offer hospital-based outpatient wound care as well as disease management and diabetes care. 

As medical director, McNutt will be responsible for reviewing Wound Healing Center patient care and results, evaluating new clinical products and providing oversight and guidance on policies and procedures.  People with diabetes and vascular disease, as well as the elderly, are at greater risk for wounds that won't heal and, in extreme cases, may face amputation of affected limbs. 

McNutt is a board-certified vascular and general surgeon, is a member of the Wisconsin Surgical Society and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. and his doctorate of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

As program director, Sentowski will be responsible for all aspects of the center’s operation including ensuring quality patient care, recruiting and hiring, compliance with federal and state guidelines, budgeting and fiscal policies, and marketing and sales.

Sentowski has worked with Bellin Health System for 11 years, most recently serving as a marketing account leader where she was responsible for the management of eight separate brands and implementing major media campaigns and special projects.

Sentowski graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in marketing and is currently pursuing a degree in business management from Concordia University. 

The Wound Healing Center at Bellin Health will offer highly specialized treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. 

For more information, call (920) 433-7550.