Regional Wound Care Center
HSHS St. John’s Regional Wound Care Center provides patients with a wide array of treatment options under the guidance of physician specialists and staff who are trained in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. More importantly, the physicians and staff empower patients to prevent wounds from recurring.
The Center features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers to help patients heal wounds more effectively. The chambers deliver high pressure oxygen in a safely controlled environment. Evidence shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, when used correctly, results in more timely healing of non-healing wounds.
A physician-driven approach
St. John’s Regional Wound Care Center serves patients under the direction of a team of local physicians. Patients remain in the care of the referring physicians.
Specialists who provide care at the Center work closely with the patient’s primary care physician and track the patient’s progress by several outcome measures, including digital imaging processes. Information regarding the patient's progress, along with updated photos of the wound, are submitted to the referring physician on an ongoing basis. The referring physician remains an active member of the wound care management team and the patient remains under his or her care.
A physician’s referral is not required to obtain care at the Regional Wound Care Center. For more information, call (217) 757-6644 or contact Program Director Patricia Knight.