The Center for Wound Care at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provides the expertise to properly diagnose and treat slow-healing and chronic wounds. Our multidisciplinary team of wound care experts work together to heal wounds and preserve limbs while educating the patient and preventing the wound from returning.
The Center for Wound Care utilizes the most appropriate, advanced wound products and intervention techniques and we coordinate our patients' care between specialists. We perform a complete assessment of our patients to identify the underlying cause of the wound, educate the patient and family, and then develop an individualized treatment plan. A primary care physician referral is required, and referring physicians receive regular updates on their patients' progress.
Who is part of the Wound Care Provider Team?
Our team consists of physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses with specialty training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wounds. Additional ancillary staff members assist patients with every step of the process. We also consider primary physicians, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities and specialists outside the clinic an important part of the multidisciplinary team, and we strive to keep this team working towards one goal: Healing the patient.
Why would someone need the Center for Wound Care?
Some wounds tend to be complex and may need special treatment. Individuals who have health issues such as diabetes, poor circulation and autoimmune problems are also at high risk for developing a wound that would need special treatment. Our Center may be able to identify underlying conditions that, when addressed, can lead to full wound closure.
How can the Center for Wound Care benefit me?
The staff members in the Center are a team of wound care specialists. The team works closely with your primary care physician to coordinate a treatment plan designed just for your needs and goals.
The wound care team first evaluates the wound to determine factors that may be affecting the healing process. A specialized plan is then started which may include further diagnostics, new medications and/or a referral to other members of your multidisciplinary team. If we do not have a particular specialist on the team, we will find one for you.
The Center for Wound Care can provide treatment for:
- Diabetic wounds
- Vascular wounds including arterial, venous and inflammatory ulcers
- Pressure-related wounds or ulcers
- Compromised skin flaps or grafts
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Radiation-induced injury
- Chronic osteomyelitis
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Ostomy marking, troubleshooting and education/counselling
- Fistula care
- Complicated tube management
*Some burns may be outside the Center's scope of services. Burns may be treated but will be accepted on a case-by-case basis for your safety.
**Pediatric consults are taken on a case-by-case basis as well and will be closely coordinated with the primary pediatrician.
Additionally, the Wound Center offers ongoing education on how to care for a wound or an ostomy at home. You and your caregiver are taught how to modify your life and/or surroundings to promote the healing process, and we will show you the easiest, most effective ways to prevent further issues.
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A physician referral is needed for an appointment and most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information on the Center for Wound Care at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please call (850) 278-3696.
Sacred Heart Center for Wound Care
Medical Office Building at Sacred Heart
7720 US Hwy 98 West, Suite 140
Miramar Beach, FL 32550