Central Kansas Native Provides Wound Care and Family Medicine Care at Pawnee Valley Campus
Even though Heather Holaday has completed her postdoctoral fellowship, she doesn’t say goodbye to the Pawnee Valley campus of the University of Kansas Health System. In fact, it adds to the services it offers there.
As a nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing practice, Holaday now offers wound care in addition to her services as a provider of family medicine.
She serves part-time wound care patients at the Pawnee Valley campus, 923 Carroll and HaysMed. Holaday also cares for local and regional patients in the practice of family medicine at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates, 713 W. 11.
“Wound care is crucial for people with conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, pressure sores, venous or arterial ulcers, burns and non-healing surgical incisions,” the central Kansas native noted. “Inpatient and outpatient wound treatments can prevent or treat infections, ensure adequate healing and reduce the healing time associated with wound closure. “
In family medicine, Holaday 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.
The Doctor of Nursing also has experience in matters of workers’ compensation, women’s health, physical exams and child health checks. Her university education included work in urology, women’s health and wound care.
Holaday worked two of his seven years as a registered nurse at the Pawnee Valley campus.
“We are all fortunate to have such amazing facilities here,” said Holaday. “A wide variety of services that benefit the overall health of the community are offered in our own backyard. “
In addition to family medicine and wound care, local services include pediatrics; geriatrics; women’s health; preventive medecine; lab work; imagery; physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy; special nursing services; emergency care; specialized clinics; and swivel bed services.
“I couldn’t have been more excited when I was offered the position at the Pawnee Valley campus,” commented Holaday. “Being able to serve the community where I grew up is such an honor. I look forward to caring for people who have played such a big role in my life. The overwhelming love and support from the community has been heartwarming and appreciated.
She also noted that she was “extremely grateful for the University of Kansas scholarship. Being able to grow professionally in my hometown has been a rewarding experience.
“I want to stay here because I love the people I work with and want to support my local community,” she added. “I want to raise my family here.
Jacob Woods is Holaday’s fiancé; Theo Woods is their son. Other family members live in Larned and Garfield. Holaday was born in Great Bend and raised in Garfield. She attended Larned schools.