Wound Center adds skilled specialist to its care team
November 12th, 2012
SARANAC LAKE - A familiar face has returned to Adirondack Health
with the addition of Lynn Sarr to
the highly specialized and caring team at the Wound and Hyperbaric
long-time resident of Saranac Lake, Lynn
is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has received additional special training in
wound and ostomy care. Her career in
nursing began at the former Saranac Lake
where she worked in many departments, mostly specializing in critical
care for patients with non-healing wounds and those receiving hyperbaric
treatment at the Wound Center located off Old Lake Colby Road behind Adirondack Medical Center. For the past nine years she has provided
wound and ostomy care in an outpatient setting at CVPH
"We are so
fortunate to have Lynn
back with us," said Skip Edie,
Program Director for the Wound Care center.
more than a skilled practitioner. She is
someone who patients hold in high regard because of her kindness and
drawn to the specialty of wound care while working at the Uihlein and Mercy Living
Centers in Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. It was there she became acutely aware of an
opportunity to enhance programs regarding skin care for residents in a skilled
Lynn began by collaborating with long term care
nurses, physical therapists and dietitians on prevention techniques and methods
to assist with the healing process if a skin condition did develop. It was this
experience that pushed Lynn
to further her understanding and education regarding wound care.
her nursing degree from SUNY Plattsburgh, and her Master's Degree as a Clinical
Nurse Specialist in Critical Care at Syracuse
University. In 1989 she became the Executive Director of
High Peaks Hospice. Under her
leadership, the organization expanded its service area three-fold and added a
satellite office in Elizabethtown. Lynn would
later go on to earn her certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through
the University of Vermont and
Fletcher Allen Health
Care. She continued her training by
becoming certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Society at Albany
in 2003, and earned her certification as a wound specialist in 2008 through the
American Board of Wound Management.
enjoys wine making, gardening and hiking.
To learn more about the wound care services at Adirondack Health, call (518) 897-2800.
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center
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