Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Some wounds need advanced care to heal.  For patients with non-healing wounds, the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital offers a complete Wound Care Program with many specialized treatments to promote and speed healing.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine provides treatment for:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Gas gangrene
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation necrosis
  • Burns
  • Crush Injuries
  • Others

Call 847.622.3407 for more information or to speak with a caregiver.

 

Here are some credible sources for more Wound Care information for clinicians and patients:

  • American College of Hyperbaric Medicine In 1983, a group of physicians practicing the developing specialty of hyperbaric medicine formed a professional organization dedicated to serving as a medical specialty society, by founding The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. They developed a group to deliver the support and services practicing physicians require.
  • American Diabetes Association- The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.
  • American Professional Wound Care Association - The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) is a new hybrid organization unlike any other organization available. The APWCA incorporates all of the various medical specialties involved in treating complex wounds.  
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (USA)- The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) is the premier international society for wound care. It is headquartered in the United States. The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care is a nonprofit organization. It was conceived to accomplish and promote excellence in education, clinical practice, public policy and research.
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel - The NPUAP provides multidisciplinary leadership for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and management through Education, Public Policy, & Research.
  • National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC) - is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the delivery of wound care to the consumer through credentialing proficiency of wound care practitioners in the United States of America.  
  • Wound Healing Society - The Wound Healing Society is a non-profit, international organization composed of clinical and basic scientific investigators. The Society provides a forum for interactive discussions among scientists, physicians, licensed practitioners, industrial representatives and government agencies.