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Wound Care Services

Advanced Wound Healing 

The team of wound care specialists at Mercy Health System provides a comprehensive medical approach to treating non-healing and diabetic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Arterial/ischemic wounds
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Frostbite
  • Surgical wounds
  • Venous stasis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Radiation soft tissue injuries
  • Osteomyelitis

We offer wound healing therapies proven to reduce healing time, improve healing rates and prevent possible limb loss. In fact, patients throughout the Mercy Health System wound and hyperbaric centers have healing rates that are above the national average of 85 percent:

FacilityAverage Total Healing Rate*
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital 95% healing rate
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital 96% healing rate
Nazareth Hospital 95% healing rate
*As of June 2014

During your initial evaluation at one of our Advance Wound Centers, our treatment team headed by a Center physician will conduct a comprehensive wound assessment. The assessment results are used to the develop your individualized treatment plan, which includes education, nutrition and physical therapy along with one or a combination of the following treatments:

  • Skin grafting advances including bio-engineered skin substitutes
  • Surgical interventions
  • Wound debridement
  • Vascular studies
  • Dressings/compression wraps
  • Vacuum assisted closure
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy 
  • Off-loading and diabetic support

Center of Distinction

Nazareth Hospital was awarded the 2017 Center of Distinction Award from Healogics™.

Healogics sealTo earn this honor, a Center must achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92%, and a wound healing rate of at least 91% in less than 31 median days.

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