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(DANVILLE, Illinois | May 2023) – OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart will open a new Wound Care Clinic on May 11 to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. OSF Sacred Heart Wound Care will be located on the ground level inside the hospital, at 812 N Logan Ave.
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.
“OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart recognized the need for more wound care in this community, and is here to help provide innovative and easily accessible wound care to our patients,” said Ned Hill, president of OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart. “By opening a wound care center at our location, we are achieving the goal of expanding our resources with more advanced technology.”
OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart 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. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the center’s physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary physician to continue routine care.
Additionally, OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Wound Care will be equipped with Healogics newest technologies: Clinical Optimization and Decision Support. These applications on Healogics’ WoundSuite platform, enable the critical connection between people living with chronic wounds and their multi-disciplinary healthcare team for collaborative, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
“Patients wanting or needing treatment closer to home will finally have access to a wound clinic with highly trained providers,” said Julie Welch, chief nursing officer at OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart. “The valuable partnership with Healogics will allow our location to heal more patients living with conditions that lead to chronic wounds.”
For patients that are suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within a reasonable time frame this clinic is for you. People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to the OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center Wound Care. No referral is needed, call 217-443-5667 for more information.
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations, including 15 hospitals – ten acute care, five critical access – with 2,084 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at osfhealthcare.org
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 350,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.