Wound Care

Doctor talking to patient
Slow to heal or non-healing wounds such as, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure necrosis, and decubitus ulcers, affect several million Americans every year. Sadly, this leads to patients with immeasurable pain, extreme discomfort, and increased morbidity. 

Bon Secours has developed wound care centers where the entire focus is to identify and correct healing deficiencies responsible for problem wounds. With intensive treatment and specialized care by a highly trained team of wound care specialists, our patients can overcome the pain and devastation of non-healing wounds, avoid potential amputations, and return to a normal lifestyle.

What distinguishes Bon Secours' wound care team?

A Coordinated Approach
By collaborating and coordinating care with the patient's primary physician, our wound care team concentrates on assessing the etiology of the problem wound and developing a treatment plan. With this strategic approach, we can often reduce healing time, reduce the cost of treatment, prevent amputation, and improve quality of an individual's life.

Comprehensive Evaluation
We assess diabetes control, presence of neuropathy, blood supply to the wound, tissue hypoxia, foot deformities, infections, wound size and characteristics, the need for wound growth factors, the need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and the need for revascularization.

Specialized Diagnostics
These diagnostic tools include: magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging, computerized gait and foot pressure analysis, weight bearing radiography, and transcutaneous oximetry (TCOM).

Specialized Treatment Facilities at DePaul
Besides the services offered by our wound care specialists, our program in Norfolk includes access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment modality is a means of delivering high doses of oxygen to the body. Breathing pure, pressurized oxygen allows more oxygen to be carried through the bloodstream to injured tissues; thus stimulating the healing process.

Specialized Treatment Options at Mary Immaculate
Specialized treatments at our Wound Care Clinic at Mary Immaculate Hospital include wound vac therapy, celleration mist, plasma-rich protein, and the application of cell and tissue products.

Education and Prevention
We focus on providing services that will achieve a positive outcome: education, proper nutrition, diabetic counseling, smoking cessation, and coordination with other services. Furthermore, in order to prevent reccurrence, we develop a comprehensive discharge plan for each patient.