The Kosciusko Community Hospital Wound Care Clinic provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly gotten better 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 Kosciusko Community Hospital Wound Care Clinic, 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 Clinic. You may be a candidate for our outpatient program. If you are, the Wound Care Clinic will work with you and your doctor to deliver:
- Advanced therapies.
- Proven clinical protocols.
- 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.
- Thorough training for you and your family on caring for the wound at home.
- Education materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and other key topics for you and your family.
- Ongoing communication so that you and your doctor stay informed and up-to-date on all aspects of your healing.
While the Wound Care Clinic has been at Kosciusko Community Hospital since 2005 and the science behind it is time-tested and clinically proven to be one of the most effective treatments available today. The same clinical therapies and approaches that we employ are also used at more than 100 Wound Care Centers across the nation—with outstanding results:
- a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate
- a 90 percent healing rate, and
- an 84 percent limb salvage rate.
These results also mean fewer re-hospitalizations, a reduced likelihood of prolonged or permanent disability, and an improved quality of life.
If You Need Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions
- How Do I Get Help from the Wound Care Clinic?
You may call the Wound Care Clinic directly or be referred by your doctor. For additional information, call: 574-372-5851.
- Does This Mean I Have to Change Doctors?
Not at all. The Wound Care Clinic works with your personal physician in the same way as we would any medical specialist. We keep your doctor informed on all aspects of your treatment with frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Wound Care Clinic, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your physician.
- Does Insurance Cover Treatment?
Many health plans cover Wound Care Clinic treatments. We can help you determine what your specific plan covers.
- What Can I Expect at the First Appointment?
The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by our wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests or additional tests if needed, and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please bring your medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking, and a list of allergies you may have to the first appointment. Expect to spend several hours at the Clinic.
- What Causes Non-Healing Wounds?
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores). People with diabetes are at particular risk. If you have a wound that won't heal, you are not alone. Approximately 3 million to 5 million Americans experience this condition. The good news is that you no longer have to suffer. The Wound Care Clinic not only uses among the most advanced therapies available for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound-for example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes-to help eliminate recurrence.
Kosciusko Community Hospital Wound Care Clinic
2101 E. DuBois Drive
Warsaw, Indiana 46580