Vincent Sollecito, DPM, (right) a board-certified podiatrist, examines a patient in the Wound Treatment Center at St. Anthony's.
High Demand, Excellent Service
St. Anthony's Wound Treatment Center doubles in size
Due to increased demand for services, St. Anthony's Wound Treatment Center is doubling in size and adding more advanced therapies to treat nonhealing wounds.
The center, which schedules more than 400 patient visits each month, is expanding from four to eight treatment rooms.
“We evaluate patients with an eye toward developing an aggressive treatment plan,” says Clinical Manager Janette Dietzler, BSN, RN, CWS, COCN. “We check for circulation or neurological issues, culture wounds to determine the type and extent of any infectious disease, and use the latest therapies to heal our patients. We also assign a dedicated physician and case manager to each patient to coordinate care throughout the healing process.”
Multi-specialty care is supplemented with extensive patient education. The result — patient outcomes exceed national averages for wound healing, with an overall patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent and an amputation rate of less than one percent.
“We have a great team,” says vascular surgeon Gary Peterson, MD, Medical Director for the Wound Treatment Center. “They include plastic and general surgeons, vascular and infectious diseases specialists, and podiatrists. We also have nurses who are certified in advanced wound care. By working together, we can evaluate and treat severe wounds rapidly and effectively.”
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