St. Nicholas Hospital Services > Wound Services

Outpatient wound services are offered in the newly renovated Comprehensive Wound Care Center. The Center is dedicated to providing "best practice" advanced wound care interventions. Goals of treatment in the Center include providing acute and chronic wound care management, disease/condition specific patient and caregiver education, access to the most cost effective wound care technology and specialty trained and certified physicians and staff, and access to a wide referral base within the hospital system and campus.

The Center offers specialized care for leg and foot ulcers and other wounds often caused by diabetes, poor circulation, and unhealed surgical incisions. A wound care specialist and trained nursing staff provide patients' wound care and work with the physician to coordinate their multidisciplinary care needs.

The Center and the St. Nicholas Hospital Home Health Department have also collaborated to provide a wound telehealth program in managing and healing wounds of home health clients.

The Center also recently added two hyperbaric oxygen chambers to the Comprehensive Wound Care Center. As the only facility to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Sheboygan County, residents now have access to state of the art wound care for acute and chronic wounds.

The Center has added advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine trained physicians from Infinity Healthcare.

Wound care services include:

Assessment.  Following a comprehensive examination and detailed workup for wound healing risk factors, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed.

Photo Documentation.  As part of the ongoing evaluation process, digital photographs are used to document the progress of healing.

Treatment Plan.  A comprehensive treatment plan is developed for each patient.  Plans may include medications, dressings, and patient education.

Follow-Up Care.  Progress and treatment needs are monitored and assessed throughout wound healing. The Wound Care team works with patients' primary physician to develop an evidence-based clinical plan to promote healing.


Medical Director: Jeffery A. Herold, MD, FACS

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