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Holaday treats all wound-care patients at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital
Heather Holaday, PVCH nurse practitioner

Since Heather Holaday, nurse practitioner, has completed advanced training in wound care, she now provides all treatment in this specialty at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.

Previously, Holaday worked side-by-side with Kelly Miller, advanced practice registered nurse certified in wound care. Miller traveled regularly to Larned from HaysMed, her home base. Miller and Dr. Zurab Tsereteli, HaysMed general surgeon, provided the specialized training.

“I was so fortunate to learn from their expertise,” said Holaday, who also earned a doctor of nursing practice degree. “I absolutely loved the training program and getting to work with Kelly on a regular basis. She is a phenomenal nurse practitioner and co-worker who takes pride in her work.”

Miller no longer travels to PVCH, 923 Carroll, each week but she is available to collaborate with Holaday.

“Although we are an hour apart, I consider us a team; it is a blessing to have her continued expertise available,” Holaday commented. “She was and still is a huge asset to our team at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.”

Wound care is offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Flexible scheduling accommodates most patients.

This service is crucial for people with conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous or arterial ulcers, burns, peristomal ostomy ulcers and non-healing surgical incisions.

Inpatient and outpatient treatments can prevent or address infection, ensure adequate healing and reduce healing time associated with wound closure.

“I feel very fortunate to provide this valuable wound-care service to our local community and surrounding area,” Holaday noted. “It is something I am passionate about and truly feel privileged to be part of it. Anyone concerned about wound care is encouraged to contact their healthcare provider.”

Holaday is a family-medicine provider at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates, 713 W. 11th. She cares for patients with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, anemia and depression/anxiety. Acute conditions include infections, lacerations and other injuries.

Holaday also is experienced in workman’s compensation issues, women’s health, physical exams and well-child checks.