Wound Care Center to open at Medina Memorial Hospital
Press Release, Orleans Community Health
MEDINA – A new Wound Care Center at Medina Memorial Hospital will open on Dec. 4 to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds.
Orleans Community Health has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., and has a nationwide network of nearly 700 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.
“It is my great pleasure to open this new Wound Care Center,” said Mark Cye, CEO of Orleans Community Health. “This service comes from an identified need in our local community for greater access to care for wounds that are not healing as they should, such as diabetic wounds. Our area has seen a very high incidence of diabetes and is important that patients have access to treatment within this region without having to leave the area for this intensive type of treatment.”
The Orleans Community Health Wound Care Center 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.
“We are excited to be able to provide quality wound care to the patients in Medina and surrounding areas,” said Lisa Albanese, program director of the new Wound Care Center. “As part of our mission, we are committed to advancing wound healing by creating and sharing our wound care expertise; everywhere we can, for every patient who would benefit, by the best means available.”
Albanese is also the program director of Wound Care at United Memorial Medical Center’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Batavia. The UMMC Center has earned clinical excellence achievement awards for past three consecutive years.
“This is an opportunity to reach additional patients, and provide them with the same clinical expertise that our patients in the Batavia area have experienced,” she said.
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 Orleans Community Health Wound Care. No referral is needed. The new Wound Care Center is located on the First Floor of Medina Hospital at 200 Ohio St. To make an appointment with a wound care specialist, please call 585-798-8176.
“Wound Care treatment can have a huge impact on patient outcomes,” Cye said. “By actively treating open, non-healing wounds with specialized treatments, we can increase the chances of a wound healing by 95 percent. This can be the difference between a patient needing an amputation, or not. I am proud that we can now offer this highly specialized, much needed care right here in Medina.”