The Wound Healing Center at Missouri Baptist uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.
Offering state-of-the-art treatments, including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. "Wounds are complex conditions and require a treatment plan tailored to each patient's specific needs," said Mark Ludwig, MD, medical director of the Missouri Baptist Wound Healing Center. Dr. Ludwig brings more than 30 years of experience as a surgeon and vascular specialist to the new center. "Our team uses proven, research-based approaches during each stage of the treatment process to improve the heal rate and reduce the timeline for recovery."
A comprehensive team of professionals.
The Wound Healing Center is designed to complement your physician's services and includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
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 including antibiotic therapy
- Patient and family education to improve outcomes and minimize re-occurrences
- Pressure off-loading devices and footwear
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Likely candidates for treatment at the center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days. Bariatric patients with non-healing wounds will find comfort at Missouri Baptist, as the hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers are sized for them.
About Healogics, Inc.
The center is managed by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.
Healogics has been the leader in wound care for over 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Centers managed by Healogics traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 91% healing rate within 30 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.