Wound Care at South County Hospital


South County Health Wound Care Center

The best of care in our newly renovated Center

Dr. Eric Buchbaum, Medical Director, Wound Care Center

Wounds that won’t heal aren’t just an inconvenience. They can lead to serious medical problems when not properly treated. At the South County Health Wound Care Center, we not only offer state-of-the-art therapies and highly advanced treatments for non-healing wounds; we deliver that care in a beautifully renovated space that is located in the medical office building at our hospital’s main entrance.

To make your visit more convenient, valet parking is available on weekdays at the hospital’s main entrance.

The Wound Care Center is a collaboration between South County Hospital and Healogics, a recognized national leader in wound care treatment and healing. Our objective is to restore your health and get you back to doing the things you love to do. We are here to treat hard-to-heal wounds caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, pressure ulcers, lymphedema, burns, chronic inflammation, and other conditions.

Surpassing national benchmarks for excellence
The Wound Care Center has received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, Inc. every year since 2009. The award marks the Center as one of the top wound care centers in the country and is given to facilities that have outstanding patient outcomes for twelve consecutive months. Ninety-five percent of the wounds we treat heal within 28 days of the patient’s first visit.

Wounds treated and services offered

Among the non-healing wounds that we treat are diabetic wounds, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, and all types of chronic wounds due to inflammation. These may be caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, pressure ulcers, lymphedema, and burns.

Our treatment focuses on the causation of the wound, co-existing conditions that impact wound healing, and topical wound management. Services offered include:

  • Wound consultation/evaluation, diagnostic and ongoing assessments, and treatment
  • Non-invasive vascular studies
  • Specialty wound dressings
  • Bio-engineered skin grafts/substitutes
  • Compression therapy
  • Wound cultures, debridements, and biopsies
  • Treatment of wound, skin and bone infections include antibiotic therapy
  • Patient and family education to improve outcomes and minimize re-occurrences
  • Pressure off-loading devices and footwear
  • Negative pressure wound therapy

An experienced, highly-trained team

Our medical staff and team of caregivers bring their expertise and the latest tools to each wound care patient. Our physicians have specialized training in general surgery, podiatry, hand surgery, plastic surgery, family medicine and gerontology. Our team has extensive expertise in treating arterial and vascular issues that may impact healing.

Medical staff