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Wound Care Center

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

seal logoThe 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.

wound machineAt 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 insurance processing.

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
  • Radiology
  • Debridement

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 816-655-5780.