The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical
Center has been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, a national
wound care management company. To be named a Center of Distinction, The
Center for Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve
consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent,
a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days
to heal, and other quality outcomes. The center has also earned the Robert
A Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence award. Only those centers earning
the Center of Distinction are considered for the Warriner award. Centers
earning it meet the quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Additionally, the center is part of an elite group accredited by the Undersea
and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS accredited facilities have
met the highest standards of care and patient safety. Presently there
are only 5 centers in Missouri that hold this accreditation.
At any given time, almost 5 million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing
wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated
with the complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders.
Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. It can be very
frustrating and time-consuming to heal these wounds. At the Center for
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, we utilize the most up-to-date approaches
to wound healing and remain current on new scientific advances in wound care.
A Team of Wound Care Specialists
The Center for Wound Care is designed to complement your physician's
services and is committed to the treatment of difficult, non-healing wounds.
The Center is made up of a team of professionals that includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management.
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds.
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies.
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health
Your Wound Treatment Program
Upon referral to the center, you will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination
to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing
the wound. After this determination, a program specifically tailored to
your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options.
A multi-specialty approach will be utilized to provide the maximum benefit
to your wound. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities
that may be utilized by our professional staff. Some may include:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the center on
a regular basis for wound care. You will be instructed on how to administer
your own wound care at home between visits as well as how to protect your
wound from further injury.
For More Information
To find out more about the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
at St. Mary's Medical Center, call