Wound Care Center Provides Expert Treatment & Comprehensive Care
At Shawnee Mission Health, we understand the frustration associated with wounds that don’t heal. Treating them can be time-consuming and unfortunately, expensive. That’s exactly why we’ve assembled a team of wound care specialists dedicated to helping you get your wound on the road to recovery.
Shawnee Mission Health’s Wound Care Center® is comprised of a team of experts including medical and surgical physicians and a nursing staff with advanced wound care training. They all work together in a single wound clinic location, providing the integrated care patients deserve.
Wondering if and when you should schedule an appointment with our wound center? Typically, we recommend scheduling an appointment if you haven’t seen significant improvement in a wound’s healing process within a few weeks.
For the vast majority of wounds, healing follows a relatively brief, simple and short course, but some chronic wounds are exceptions to the rule. Wounds can be hard to heal if you have one or more of these conditions:
- Poor circulation
Bad veins or frequent swelling
Problems with recurrent infections
Pressure on areas from inability to move normally or severe illness.
It's Good to Have Connections
At Shawnee Mission Health, we always want to make sure our treatment center is providing the best care and treatment methods possible. Our affiliation with Healogics.com
, the national leader in quality wound care, provides specialized professional education, proven clinical pathways, a tested quality management process and comparative data for benchmarking quality.
Outcomes That Get Noticed
The Wound Care Center at SMH is a past winner of the Diversified Clinical Services Center of Distinction award for delivering outstanding clinical results for 12 consecutive months. The award recognizes SMH's achievement in meeting or exceeding benchmarks in healing outcomes, patient satisfaction, outlier management and days to heal.
A Program With a Proven Track Record
The comprehensive care provided at the Wound Care Center allows 95 percent of patients to heal their wounds in an average of less than two months, compared to the national average of five months. So, what sets us apart? Well, it starts by our approach to treatment.
At the Shawnee Mission Health Wound Care Center, we begin with a comprehensive patient evaluation to develop an individualized, aggressive treatment program for non-healing wounds. Our services include interdisciplinary, comprehensive wound management that integrates advanced wound care techniques, products and services.
Most patients require a series of outpatient visits over a couple months to help with healing. During this time, patients also receive a variety of educational support services, such as caring for wounds at home, nutrition, exercises and other measures to aid healing and prevention of wounds. Patients remain in the care of their primary care physician and other specialty providers, as our main priority is healing the wound. As a department of SMH, the Wound Care Center helps patients benefit from on-site collaboration with physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers and diabetes educators, as well as a full range of diagnostic services.
For more information about the services offered at SMH's Wound Care Center, call 913-789-5560. Or, find a location near you.