Meet Our Wound Healing Team
Non-healing wounds require a specialized approach to care for better outcomes. Critical to success is a committed multi-disciplinary team. At Memorial Hospital we have the expertise needed to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Learn more about our team below.
Kristen Frieze, RN
Clinical Coordinator for Restorix Health
Kristen is a registered nurse who has been in the healthcare field since 2006. She started her career in healthcare as a certified nurse assistant and continued her schooling to become an LPN and then an RN. She realized early on in her career that she had a passion for wound care and the prevention – as well as treatment – of wounds. She has continued to seek out education and advancement opportunities in order to expand her knowledge and career. Kristen is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate care and with such, has sat on many clinical practice committees, as well as acted as chairperson, to promote excellence in nursing by improving workflow, communication between providers and patient satisfaction to name a few.
Most recently, Kristen worked in an infectious disease outpatient clinic. Prior to that she worked as a registered nurse at a large acute care hospital in Wichita, Kansas working in several different roles in both wound care and the Hospitalist/Stroke unit. She has spent most of her time as a wound care nurse in both the outpatient and inpatient setting acquiring many skills. Kristen is currently a member of the Mid-America Wound Healing Society and a philanthropic sorority called Epsilon Sigma Alpha which she has been involved with since she was a young girl. Kristen is excited for this new adventure and to share her passion for wound care with the Abilene community.
Phone number: (785) 571-1070
William Short, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hospital
Dr. William Short will be overseeing the Wound Center. Dr. Short is Memorial Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, and a family medicine physician at Heartland Health Care Clinic. He has been a family medicine physician in Abilene since 2000, and has been the medical director of Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County for the past seven years.
Dr. Short received his Doctor of Medicine in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and as the Hospice Medical Director. Dr. Short is a member of the Dickinson County Medical Society, Kansas Medical Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Short and Kristen Frieze, RN, Clinical Coordinator for Restorix Health, will work to heal your patients’ wounds and ensure the best opportunity to heal.