Pender, NE (September 18, 2023) – Pender Community Hospital (PCH) has announced the expansion of its wound care services through the hire of Janis Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN. Harrison has more than 30 years of nursing experience and has achieved national recognition for her work as a certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse (CWOCN), her work as a certified foot care nurse (CFCN) and her research on cutting-edge wound-care practices.

“We are so proud to announce the hiring of Janis Harrison,” said Laura Gamble, CEO at PCH. “By expanding these services at PCH, we are able to help so many more patients in the local community. Patients won’t have to travel far to receive this care.”

Harrison has already started seeing patients for wound-care, ostomy, continence treatment, along with foot care at PCH by appointment.

“I am excited to be part of the PCH team and share the expertise I’ve developed around wound care,” said Harrison. “It feels like the best place to serve as many patients as possible in my quest to heal and serve the rural population.”

These services are especially useful for individuals suffering from wounds that won’t heal properly due to infection, diabetes, circulation problems, lifestyle issues, coexisting health conditions, age, skin-tissue health, pain, anxiety, lack of knowledge or lack of ability to care for a wound at home.

To make an appointment with Janis Harrison for wound care, ostomy, continence care or foot and toe care, contact your primary care providers for a referral or learn more by calling the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic at 402-385-4090.


About Pender Community Hospital District
Pender Community Hospital (PCH) has been providing quality healthcare in northeast Nebraska since 1913. The 21-bed critical access hospital (CAH) was recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top-100 CAH for four years, from 2019-2021 and 2023. PCH comprises not only the hospital but four rural health clinics and three pharmacies, as well as Prairie Breeze Assisted Living and Little Sprouts Child Development Center. For more information, visit pchne.org.