Wound Treatment Center

Five Treatment Rooms & More Than 400 Patient Visits Each Month

Wounds that havenít healed in over a month need special attention. Thanks to the Wound Healing and Treatment Center at WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital, that attention can be provided safely and conveniently for area patients.

Located right at the hospital, our state-of-the-art center offers the latest technologies, resources and therapies, with five dedicated treatment rooms and more than 400 patient visits each month.

Wounds associated with diabetes, poor circulation and other medical conditions may be hard to heal. Such wounds place a person at risk for serious infections, which can quickly progress to bone and tissue or become systemic and life-threatening.

Wounds can cause discomfort, pain, disfigurement, and can also place limits on a personís activities and quality of life.

Often a wound starts small, but without proper management, can progress to requiring acute hospitalizations and/or some form of amputation.

Because diabetes is a leading cause of chronic wounds, patients with diabetes are encouraged to find out more about the disease and how to control its symptoms by visiting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) website.†

Who Should Seek Help?

People with wounds that have not healed within 30 days are considered to have a chronic wound, and should seek advanced treatment.

The Wound Treatment Center treats a variety of conditions including:

  • Diabetic leg and foot wounds
  • Arterial wounds
  • Venous wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Minor burns
  • Other non-healing wounds

Convenient Care

The Wound Healing and Treatment Center is located on the first floor of Uniontown Hospital. Patients may self-refer or be referred by their doctor.

Treatment is covered by most insurance plans, and our staff will take care of all arrangements with the physician and insurance company.

There are many treatments and therapies used to heal problem wounds. One of the most advanced is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). During HBOT, patients breathe in pure oxygen, increasing the level of oxygen in their bloodstream to promote wound healing.†

At the Wound Healing Center, our specialized team is trained in HBOT, and we make the experience as comfortable as possible. Our hyperbaric chambers have see-through compartments, offering patients complete visibility, freedom of movement and the ability to easily communicate with our caregivers. Patients may rest comfortably or watch television while receiving treatment.

Patient care at the Wound Healing and Treatment Center may include the following treatments and therapies:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Skin substitutes
  • Debridement
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Lymphedema/compression management
  • Diabetic education
  • Pre and post ostomy care

Patients who visit the Wound Treatment Center will†be evaluated and cared for by our wound care physician.†He will then collaborate with other specialists as needed, such as podiatrists, general surgeons and vascular surgeons, to ensure a comprehensive wound healing.†

Our multidisciplinary team also works closely with primary care physicians, developing personalized treatment plans and keeping the patientsí doctors informed of their progress.†

In addition to wound specialists and physicians, the center also provides†education on diabetes and nutrition to help patients learn what choices to make to assist the healing process.

Monday Ė Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 724-430-3333.