The OSF Wound Care at 1000 W. Harlem Ave. in Monmouth will open on July 20 to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®.
It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and that number is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
“We are pleased to take part in the advancement of wound care by bringing this innovative solution to our community,” said Lisa DeKezel, president of OSF HealthCare OSF Holy Family Medical Center and OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center. “We recognize the need for access to local treatment options. Our resources continue to expand with advanced technology, highly trained providers and a valuable partnership with Healogics.”
The OSF Wound Care offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs with follow-up care provided by the patient’s primary physician.
Additionally, the OSF Wound Care will be equipped with Healogics newest technologies: Clinical OptimizationSM and Decision SupportSM. These applications on Healogics’ WoundSuiteSM platform, enable the critical connection between people living with chronic wounds and their multi-disciplinary healthcare team for collaborative, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
“The OSF Wound Care is especially important for patients who want or need to receive treatment closer to home,” said Connie Wessels, Program Manager for Community Health. “By adding these services we will be able to help heal more people living with conditions that lead to chronic wounds.”
Likely candidates for treatment at the Center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within a reasonable time frame. People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the OSF Wound Care. No referral is needed. The OSF Wound Care will be located on the north side of the campus near the Rehabilitation Department. The days of the clinic are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call (309) 734-1408 for more information.