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Comprehensive Wound Care Center


Massac Memorial Hospital's Comprehensive Wound Care Center is dedicated to healing wounds, preventing lower limb loss and optimizing outcomes for our patients.

If you or a loved one has a wound that is of concern or is not healing properly, we encourage you to visit the wound center for an evaluation.

A wound that is not healing properly may be complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment. Sometimes, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body's normal healing process is affected. Other types of hard-to-heal wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection. Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

Types of Wounds Treated


As a comprehensive wound care center, we specialize in the treatment of all types of non-healing and difficult-to-heal wounds including:

Diabetic foot ulcers
Venous ulcers
Pressure ulcers
Non-healing, surgical wounds
Arterial/ischemic ulcers
Post-radiation injury to tissue or bone
Traumatic wounds
Infected wounds
Crush injuries
Compromised flaps or grafts

Please call (877)-295-2273 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.

What is a Comprehensive Wound Care Center?


The Comprehensive Wound Care Center at Massac Memorial Hospital provides care to those suffering from non-healing wounds in a way no other provider can - all in one location. A Comprehensive Wound Care Center is a coordinated outpatient center that utilizes the latest techniques and procedures to provide the best chance of healing.

Our Multidisciplinary Wound Care Specialists


Our wound care center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing. As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a proven track record of healing wounds - even those that have not responded to other treatments.

Wound Care Treatment Plans


Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.

Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients the best chance for healing. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance.

Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:

Infection control
Restoration of blood flow
Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
Offloading
Skin substitutes
Compression therapy
Foot reconstruction
Skin graft or flap

What Can Our Wound Care Patients Expect?


Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation and infection. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.

Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound care center weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:

Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
Take medications as directed
Return for your follow-up appointments
Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment

Following your treatment is the single most important factor in your healing. Please don't hesitate to contact us at (877)-295-2273 to learn more about our doctors or treatment plans. We're happy to clarify anything you feel uncertain about regarding the wound care treatment process.

The Massac Memorial Wound Center is located at Massac Memorial Hospital 28 Chick Street Metropolis, IL 62960 and is open Thursday mornings.

Legal Relationship between Hospital and Physicians/Providers:

Massac Memorial Hospital employs Dr. James Hawkins,
Dr. Benito Bajuyo, Dr. Jonathan Walters, Dr. Adam Connell, Amanda Gaudy, APRN, FNP-BC, Ashley Hagerty, PA-C, and Christy Kennedy, APRN, FNP-C. All other physicians/providers on staff at Massac Memorial Hospital, including but not limited to; emergency physicians/providers, pathologists, radiologists, anesthesia providers, other hospital-based physicians/providers, my attending physician/provider and consulting physicians/providers are independent contractors and are NOT employees or agents of Massac Memorial Hospital. All such physicians/providers are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at this facility for the care and treatment of their patients.

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