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There's no longer any reason to live with an open sore

In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients. At Holy Family's Wound Healing Center, we treat these wounds and work to prevent reoccurrence by correcting contributing factors like controlling infection and enhancing medical and nutritional status.

A multidisciplinary approach

The Wound Healing Center is staffed with a unique team of specialists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team members creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment.

Wound Types and Risk Factors

Wound types

Treating wounds is a complex task. Each case is unique and patients will heal at varying rates. The Wound Healing Center staff is prepared to handle a variety of different wounds which includes:

  • Any wound failing to improve with multiple treatments or therapies
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Lower leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Gangrene
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Post-operative infections
  • Slow or non-healing surgical wounds
  • Compromised skin flaps or grafts
  • Burns

We work with your physician

You may decide to come to the Wound Healing Center on your own or your physician may refer you. As our patient, you will receive a careful evaluation and an individually designed outpatient treatment program for your wound. Your treatment plan is clearly communicated with your physician, and your progress is reported regularly. Once your wound treatment is complete, you will return to your physician for follow-up visits.

State of the Art Treatment

At the Wound Healing Center, you'll receive the right treatment to heal your wound. Some of the following outpatient treatments may be included in your treatment plan:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) - HBO therapy is an intermittent treatment of 100% oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure, roughly equivalent to what a SCUBA diver would experience at around 30 feet below the water's surface. Patients receive treatment while they relax in a transparent, cylindrical chamber. This therapy improves the body's ability to kill germs and promote healing. It is typically used to treat such problems as diabetic ulcers, circulatory disorders, compromised skin grafts, cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning, and bone infections. Patients usually "dive" every day for about two hours, over the course of eight to 10 weeks.
  • Wound Dressings - Specific wound care products will be chosen for you wound depending on your needs. Proper dressing can go a long way to promote healing.
  • Wound Debridement - This minor surgical procedure enhances the growth of healthy tissues in the wound, creating an environment that leads to healing.
  • Wound VAC (vacuum assisted closure) Therapy - This therapy promotes wound healing through Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). By delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site through a patented dressing, this helps draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and actively promote granulation at the cellular level.
  • Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
  • Platelet growth technologies

We use the latest monitoring techniques:

  • Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring - This test records the level of oxygen available to your wound. The more oxygen your wound gets, the quicker the healing can be complete.
  • Doppler Evaluation Pulses - This technique measures the blood flow available to bring nutrients and medications to the wound. The better the blood flow is, the quicker healing will occur.

Your role in healing

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You'll learn to care for your wound at home and how to protect yourself from further injuries. The staff at the Wound Healing Center is available to answer questions and give you the support you need.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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