Stewart Memorial Community Hospital opens Wound Care Clinic
The Wound Care Clinic at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City is now open, offering our community a comprehensive quality approach to healing and providing state-of-the-art clinical services to patients with non-healing wounds.
As a comprehensive wound healing 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
• Traumatic wounds
• Infected wounds
• Crush injuries
• Compromised flaps or grafts
Our wound healing center is staffed with a team of clinicians with advanced training in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing. Mark Mogensen, PA has accepted the position of lead provider and Kendra Tiefenthaler, RN has been appointed as clinical coordinator. Mr. Mogensen and our team of clinicians will work to heal your wounds and assure the best opportunity to heal.
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)
• Cellular and/or tissue-based products (skin substitutes)
• Compression therapy
• Foot reconstruction
• Skin graft or flap
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 healing 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
The Wound Clinic is conveniently located on the hospital campus in Lake City and is handicapped accessible. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call (712) 464-7299. The team will be happy to answer any questions or schedule a tour of the center.