The Wound Care Center at Flushing Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art unit that provides specialized, interdisciplinary wound care to patients who suffer from non-healing or chronic wounds.
Designed to bring technically advanced, surgically-oriented wound care to patients whose wounds are resistant to traditional forms of treatment, the center is staffed with wound care certified RNs, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, podiatrists, and vascular surgeons. It currently boasts a success rate of 91%, which is above the national average, and has expanded to a six-bed unit to better accommodate its growing number of patients.
At the center, patients have access to the following comprehensive services:
|Wound Care Services|
|Home care services|
|Evaluation for and referral to hyperbaric unit (Therapy within Network)|
|Education materials and resources|
|One-on-one doctor/patient assessment and ongoing care|
What is Wound Healing?
Wound healing is a multidisciplinary service that provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds—wounds that does not show improvement in four weeks or is not totally healed in eight weeks. These types of wounds can lead to life-threatening infections, amputation, and debilitating health problems.
Who is Eligible?
An estimated two percent of the entire population—three to five million Americans—suffer from non-healing and chronic wounds.
|These types of wounds are usually a result of:|
Individuals with these health issues and who have acquired a wound are candidates for wound healing at Flushing Hospital.
|The Wound Care Center is a leader in amputation prevention and offers several additional benefits to patients and their families, including:|
|Improved disease management|
|Enhanced patient satisfaction|
|Integrated, more convenient patient care|
|Reduced inpatient re-admission|
For more information on the Wound Care Center or to schedule an appointment, call 718-670-4542.