Phyllis Lupisella Named Program Director for the Center for Advanced Wound Care at Emerson Hospital


Phyllis Lupisella, RN, WCC (Wound Care Certification), is the new Program Director of Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care, effective immediately.  In this role, the Worcester resident will provide strategic oversight to the Center while building strong partnerships with physician practices and the community.

For nearly a decade, Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care has provided state-of-the-art clinical services to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Patients include those who have diabetes, as well as those who are receiving radiation therapy, venous ulcers, traumatic injury, or other types of wounds. The Center has a multidisciplinary staff of physicians who work with primary care providers to determine the most effective care plan for patients.

“Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care is an important part of our focus in providing high-quality, compassionate care to patients,” said Joyce Welsh, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Emerson Hospital. “The expertise that Phyllis brings will result in excellent patient care as we expand the center to serve more people who are suffering from wounds in the greater community.”

Before joining Emerson, Lupisella worked with a regional Visiting Nurses Association to establish a management and organizational structure while building strong corporate and community partnerships. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and she received her nursing degree from the Framingham Union School of Nursing. Lupisella has a Wound Care Certificate from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.

“Phyllis is a seasoned leader who brings to Emerson deep experience in patient care leadership and entrepreneurial insight,” said Stephen J. Hoenig, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon and Medical Director, Emerson’s Center for Advanced Wound Care. “Her focus on providing high-quality compassionate care to all patients is paramount to what we do in helping people recover from painful wounds.”

“I am looking forward to working with the center’s team to provide the best care for people suffering from wounds,” said Lupisella. “The center offers an expert and convenient location for patients in the community to receive the best treatment.”

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit