L’Anse, MI (October, 2019) – Baraga County Memorial Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital, announced today the opening of the BCMH Advanced Wound Center, an outpatient clinic offering a comprehensive approach for patients with non-healing wounds.
The center’s patients are examined by a multidisciplinary staff trained in wound care and evaluated for all possible physical conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with proper healing. The care team follows evidence-based clinical pathways to determine why wounds are not healing and then develops individual treatment plans, utilizing the most effective technologies available to provide maximum healing and relief.
“Between five and seven million Americans experience at least one form of a non-healing wound annually and the incidence of these wounds is increasing by approximately 10 percent each year,” said Wound Center Medical Director Dr. Craig Vickstrom. “Many of these individuals suffer from wounds that refuse to heal despite conventional treatment. These wounds seldom involve a simple answer.”
The BCMH Advanced Wound Center at Baraga County Memorial Hospital provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. The highly-skilled team features affiliated providers with advanced training in wound care. BCMH family physician Dr. Craig Vickstrom is overseeing the program with nurse practitioner Jeff Dauphinais evaluating and seeing patients.
The BCMH Advanced Wound Center at Baraga County Memorial Hospital will be available every Thursday, beginning October 24, 2019. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call (906) 524-3400.