Wilson Health announced today the opening of their Wound Treatment Center, an outpatient facility offering a comprehensive approach for patients with non-healing wounds and ostomy care.
The center’s patients are examined by a trained clinical team specializing in wound and ostomy care and evaluated for all possible related conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with proper healing. The care team follows evidence-based clinical pathways to determine why wounds are not healing and then develops individual treatment plans, utilizing the most effective technologies available to provide maximum healing and relief.
“Between five and seven million Americans experience at least one form of a non-healing wound annually and the incidence of these wounds is increasing by approximately 10 percent each year,” said Bridget McDonald, RN, Program Director of Wilson Health’s Wound Treatment Center. “Many of these individuals suffer from wounds that refuse to heal despite conventional treatment. These wounds seldom involve a simple answer.”
The Wound Treatment Center at Wilson Health provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. The team features advanced practice providers, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care.
Melissa Tobe-Sutton, APRN-CNP, CWOCN-AP, board-certified Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of wound and ostomy care experience will serve at the lead clinical provider for the Wound Treatment Center at Wilson Health. Prior to joining Wilson Health, Melissa worked at Mercy Health in Lima specializing in wound and ostomy care, hyperbaric therapy and infectious disease.
"There is a great need in the region to provide wound healing and ostomy care," said Tobe-Sutton. "The Wound Treatment Center at Wilson Health uses a variety of clinical treatment therapies and support services to treat acute and chronic wounds. We will also provide assistance and care to patients before and after ostomy surgery including new patient education as well as trouble-shooting. I look forward to caring for patients in the community," she said.
For more information about the new Wound Treatment Center or to schedule an appointment, call (937) 494-5933.