Wound Care Center celebrates milestone

Dec 21, 2012

The Medwest-Haywood Wound Care Center has reached a milestone of 15 years of serving the community.

The wound clinic began on the second floor of the Haywood Hospital in 1997. At that time, the wound center consisted of a team of one physical therapist and one physical therapist assistant, LuAnn Ledford, PTA, CWS. The Wound Care Center was only able to provide part time wound care three days a week. The demand for the medical care of wounds has grown tremendously over the past 15 years, and the MedWest-Haywood Wound Care Center has grown with it.

The Wound Care Center is now located on Hazelwood Avenue in Waynesville and is currently staffed with five full time employees including four physical therapists — LuAnn Ledford, PTA, CWS (Certified Wound Care Specialist); Renee Rowland, PT; Susan Hooper, PTA; Roxanne Pope, PTA; and wound tech, Robyn Jackson.

The Wound Care Center now provides wound care five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends, if needed.

Wounds that are treated at the MedWest-Haywood Wound Care Clinic include diabetic foot ulcers, wounds from compromised circulation of lower legs and feet, cysts or abscesses, surgical wounds, infected wounds, as well as traumatic/accidental and spider bites.

The Wound Care Center’s goal is to assist the patient with wound recovery as quick and painless as possible through the use of advanced treatments and dressing.

The MedWest-Haywood Wound Care Center’s makes every effort to ensure patients feel safe, valued, and assured that they will receive the excellent care they deserve.

The Wound Care Center is located at, 556 Hazelwood Ave., in Waynesville.  A physician’s referral is required to receive wound care. For more information, contact the Wound Care Center at 452-8594.