Wound Care at Memorial Hospital provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That's where Memorial can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn.
Are you a candidate for specialized wound care?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak ask your physician about a referral to Wound Care at Memorial Hospital, or contact us directly for an assessment. If you are a candidate for this outpatient program, our team will immediately work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
- Proven clinical protocols
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress
Q: How do I get a consultation from the Wound Care Center?
A: You may call the Wound Care Center directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an appointment directly, call: 603-356-4999.
Q: What causes non-healing wounds?
A: Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as "bed sores"). An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don't heal for many different reasons.
Q: Will I have to change my primary care doctor or specialist?
A: No. In fact, the Wound Care Center prefers to work with your physician or medical specialist during the treatments. We even keep your doctor informed with frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Wound Care Center, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your primary physician.
Q: Does insurance cover specialized wound care treatments?
A: Many health plans cover Wound Care treatments. Call us to determine what your specific plan covers.
Q: What can I expect at the first appointment?
A: The first appointment consists of an assessment by our skilled wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests, and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please be sure to bring to this appointment your medical records, insurance information, a list of current medications, and a list of your allergies. You should expect to spend several hours at the Center.