A troublesome, slow-healing wound can be painful and prevent you from fully enjoying life.
The Wound and Ostomy Care Center is a specialty service that Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital offers to our patients. Available through doctor referral, the center provides you with personal care, treatment and education throughout your healing process to help you recover and learn how to avoid problems in the future.
Our center is staffed by physical therapists that specialize in wound care and treatment, and a registered nurse with specialized training in wound and ostomy care. We treat all types of wounds including diabetic or ischemic ulcers, burns, surgical wounds, soft tissue necrosis, compromised skin grafts and flaps, crush injuries, soft tissue infections, traumatic wounds or venous insufficiencies. The staff works closely with the referring doctors, keeping them informed of their patients’ progress.
Because each patient and every wound or ostomy is completely unique, we work with you individually and develop a treatment plan specific to your situation. Developing an individualized plan may include some noninvasive tests to ensure we are using the best treatment approach. It will also include talking with you so that we have a clear understanding of your activities and lifestyle, general health and specific concerns, and any challenges you face that would affect your ability to come in for care. Here are some of the services we offer:
- Compression therapy
- Debridement of dead skin
- Diagnostic testing and imaging
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Infectious disease management
- Negative pressure therapy
- Nuclear medicine
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Solutions to leaking or pouching problems with permanent or temporary colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies.
- Wound cleaning
- Wound dressing
Across the Sutter Health network, our wound care centers and specialists have earned the Center for Distinction Award for outstanding clinical outcomes from Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.