Meet Our Team
Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide the latest treatments available to promote healing of chronic wounds and help patients recover as quickly as possible.
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Welcome to Our Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
The Wound Healing Center at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not seen significant improvement during the course of conventional treatment.
These wounds can cause severe health risks and may result in life-threatening infections, possible amputation and debilitating health problems. With the state-of-the-art treatment available at The Wound Care Center, however, people with slow-healing wounds no longer have to suffer. Our comprehensive approach can heal wounds that have resisted other treatments, and help you avoid loss of limbs, reduce incidence of recurrence, and get your life back.
Are you a candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about our Wound Care Center. You may be a candidate for our outpatient program. If you are, the Wound Care Center will work with you and your doctor to deliver:
- Advanced therapies
- Proven clinical outcomes
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your particular needs
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your case
- Training for you and your family on caring for the wound at home
- Education materials and resources related to wound prevention and nutrition
- Ongoing communication during your therapy so that you and your doctor stay informed and up-to-date on all aspects of your healing
Specially trained staff - healing is all that we do
We have extensive experience using advanced wound healing therapies. At the St. Cloud Regional Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, we have a wide range of board-certified physicians who are experts in their respective specialties. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians and clinicians are trained by nationally recognized wound care experts. This intense training is supplemented with continuing education related to the latest advancements to stay at the forefront of wound healing solutions.
Working together for you
Every wound is unique. You, your physician and the wound center team will work together to help you achieve the best possible wound care results. While the causes of chronic non-healing wounds can be complex, our group of specially-trained wound-care physicians and clinicians provide the expertise necessary to meet your specific needs.
We will develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we're equipped and staffed to make it happen. Your primary care physician will continue to manage your overall medical needs while we keep him or her updated as to your wound care progress at the Center.
For more information on Wound Healing Services, call (407) 892-2388.
Healing a Chronic Wound
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is uniquely equipped to help heal your chronic non-healing wounds. It is home to a comprehensive wound healing center that delivers advanced wound therapies in an outpatient setting. These treatment modalities include bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric medicine, growth factor therapy, negative pressure therapy, biologicals and biosynthetics, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring, total contact casting, and much more. The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to healing complex wounds.
When is wound care appropriate for me?
If you struggle with wounds that have not healed within 30 days, we can help.
As experts in caring for chronic wounds that have resisted traditional treatment, the Wound Healing Center at St. Cloud Regional has a success rate of 90% healed in just 12-16 weeks.
What type of wounds can the center help to heal?
Our Wound Healing & Hyperbaric team provides advanced treatments for acute and chronic wound of any type which have resisted traditional forms of care. These wounds include, but are not limited to:
- Diabetic/Neuropathic ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Arterial/Ischemic wounds
- Skin tears
- Bone infection (osteolmyelitis)
- Radiation injuries/wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
- Incontinence or other moisture related dermatitis
- Minor burns**
- Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days.
** Burn injuries that involve the face or threaten loss of function to extremities should first be evaluated at a trauma or burn center
"...The wound healed in 2 months instead of 6 to 8 months."
To the wonderful people at the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center:
"It is not often that I write a testimonial, but the care, professionalism, quality and friendliness of the care I received from the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center is unequaled.
About the 9th of June I went to my doctor with a diabetic ulcer on my right leg. Dr. Nystrom sent me to the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center about two blocks away. Bess at the Wound Center scheduled me to see Dr. Maguire the next day. When I arrived at the appointed time, I was ushered in with NO WAITING! He sent me to St. Cloud Regional Medical Center on the spot, debrided the wound the next day, and scheduled me back to the Wound Center for wound treatment.
At the Wound Center, Kristina and Jennifer, under the direction of Dr. Powers, suggested hyperbaric treatments to help the wound heal faster. I started the treatments the next day and the wound healed in about two months instead of six to eight months.
The fast healing time was impressive enough by itself but what also impressed me was the way I was treated. Whenever I came in for an appointment, I was ushered right in with NO WAITING. In addition, they would change their schedule to meet my schedule to make sure I could make my numerous doctors appointments and work schedule. In the two months I was treated at the Wound Center almost daily, the staff became more than care givers - they became my friends.
In summary, Bess, Kristina, Jennifer, Luis and the doctors of the Wound Center went out of their way to not only make my treatment very beneficial but enjoyable as well."
"The doctors have great bedside manner and all the people I deal with are great!"
"I liked how the physician and his staff explained my situation so that I understood it. Keep doing what you are doing!"