Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds for which healing is impeded by diabetes, circulatory conditions, a recurring pressure ulcer, trauma or surgery. Allen County Regional Hospital, in partnership with Wound Care Specialists, has opened a new Wound Care Center to focus solely on treating acute, chronic or complex wounds. The center treats those suffering from wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.
An experienced team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners will provide patients comprehensive management plans to implement reliable best practices and advanced technologies to promote rapid healing.
“We're very pleased to offer this service to the community by partnering with Wound Care Specialists, experts in wound care management and treatment,” says Marion “Tony” Thompson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Allen County Regional Hospital. “Enhancing our Wound Care Center reflects the hospital’s commitment to serve our community’s growing healthcare needs by offering specialized services close to home.”
“Since problem wounds are rarely the result from a single cause, we treat the whole person, not just the wound, and consider all factors—physical, psychological and social—in order to develop the best treatment plan for patients,” says Sara Clift, PA-C. “We work closely with the patient’s family doctor or referring physicians to ensure the best possible outcome.”
In addition to treatment, the Allen County Regional Hospital Wound Center places a major emphasis on education and teaching patients and their families how to care for wounds to enhance the healing process. Types of wounds treated include arterial, diabetic and neuropathic; pressure ulcer; non-healing surgical; venous; lymphedema with wound moisture-associated skin damage; venous dermatitis; and vasculitis.
Allen County Regional Hospital offers comprehensive services for the entire family including cancer, stroke, and surgical care; ear, nose and throat care; emergency, home health and hospice care; imaging and laboratory and pain management services; 24-hour skilled rehabilitation; women’s services; senior life solutions; and more.
Wound Care Center hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – noon by appointment only. Call 877-295-2273 to make an appointment. For more information, visit www.allencountyregional.com.