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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

St. Francis-Mooresville opens wound care treatment center

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – The St. Francis Wound Care Institute has opened in Mooresville and is now serving patients on Indianapolis’ south side and the surrounding area. The Institute, the first of its kind on the south side, specializes in diabetic foot and ankle care and limb preservation.

An estimated 5 million Americans live with non-healing wounds. Specialized care of chronic wounds is an essential part of the overall care pathway for many patients. At the St. Francis Wound Care Institute, patients with non-healing wounds can get customized care and innovative treatments.

The Mooresville center offers a multidisciplinary team dedicated to individualized treatment and total patient care. Institute nurses and staff have 65 years of combined experience in wound care treatment. Adults who suffer from non-healing circulatory wounds, diabetic foot wounds, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds and burns can all find the treatment they need for successful wound healing.

The Wound Care Institute is located at 1203 Hadley Road in the Professional Building on the campus of St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville.

Team Approach The wound care team includes a network of wound specialists, podiatrists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, infectious disease specialists and hospitalists who work together to find underlying causes of chronic wounds. In addition to examining the wound, the patient's history is reviewed carefully. A patient's underlying medical conditions and circumstances determine the cause of the wound and influence treatment decisions. Close communications with the referring physician and detailed reports ensure the patient’s regular physician is involved in the patient’s care throughout the process. “We will develop a treatment program based on the patient’s special needs,” said Scott Neville, D.P.M., a wound specialist with the center.

The program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Institute for treatment, to evaluate progress and to make any treatment changes that might be needed. The patient will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing changes and protecting the wound from further injury.

Certified wound care nurses will work with each patient to achieve individualized goals. The wound care team also will work closely with the family to educate them on the treatment options and to better help in their loved one's recovery.

“By combining state-of-the-art equipment and techniques with the St. Francis commitment to caring, the Wound Care Institute offers the best choice for patient care and hope for healing,” Neville said.
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