For Cheryl Rini of New Philadelphia, the comprehensive Wound Healing Center in Union Hospital made taking care of her uncle possible.
After becoming primary caretaker for her Uncle Donald, Cheryl was overwhelmed. Donald has wounds on his legs that require regular medical attention from a doctor but Cheryl works full time.
Concerned she wouldn’t be able to fulfill her caretaker duties for her uncle and still maintain her full-time job, she credits the staff at the Wound Healing Center for alleviating that concern.
"The staff really worked with my schedule," said Cheryl. She explained that all of Donald's appointments are first-thing in the morning, which helps minimize her time away from work.
"The doctor arrives, does the debridement and we’re on our way," she said. "His wounds haven't fully healed yet, but I've noticed a huge improvement. I'm so thankful this is in my backyard. There's no way I'd be able to help my uncle if I had to drive to Canton."
Although Donald is still in treatment at the Wound Healing Center, one of his legs has healed completely and Cheryl said she's noticed "huge improvements" with the other.