If you have a wound that has not healed, consider seeking help from the Wound
Healing Center at Easton Hospital. The methods employed by the center have
established an impressive record of healing wounds that others thought hopeless,
including many that may have required amputation.
Carefully researched methods allow patients to receive today's modern
treatment of wounds that have resisted healing despite months, or even years, of
A Report Card You Can Feel Good About
90%* of the patients who come to the Wound Healing Center of Easton Hospital
with chronic wounds heal within 16 weeks of starting treatment. A recent patient
satisfaction survey showed that 90% of patients surveyed would recommend the
Wound Healing Center to a friend or relative.
*Healing rates are based on 16-week treatment programs and patients seen
between January and June 2011. The most frequently published average healing
rate is 90% of wounds healed within 16 weeks.
Your Team of Specialists
The team of specialists includes knowledgeable specialists in surgery,
surgical podiatry, infectious diseases, vascular diseases and internal
medicine. Our physicians and nurses are specially trained in advanced wound
healing techniques including: debridement, skin substantively and hyperbaric
Our staff is a professional team of multispecialty physicians and nurses
whose combined knowledge creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound
management. We are dedicated to caring for people with wounds that have resisted
traditional means of healing.
Making the choice is the first important step in your treatment. Since the
center focuses on wound care, we will continue to consult your regular physician
for additional medical care and will keep him abreast of the progress you are
making. Together, with you and your doctor, we offer hope for wounds that are
difficult to heal.
Your First Visit
On your first visit, the wound healing team will evaluate your wound and
review your medical history and general health. Depending on the origin of your
wound, you may need to have special tests to provide us with important
information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether or not
infection is complicating the healing process. All of the tests can be
done right here at Easton Hospital.
Your Treatment Program
Once your test results are in, our wound healing team, in concert with your
primary care physician, will develop a treatment program based on your special
needs. Your program will involve regular visits to the center in order to
provide treatment, follow your progress or make necessary changes in your
treatment program. You will also be instructed on in home wound care, dressing
changes and ways to protect yourself from further skin breakdown.
For some patients who require additional special treatment, hyperbaric oxygen
therapy is available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100% oxygen at higher than
normal pressures to enhance healing in problem wounds.
You are the Key in Your Treatment Program
Much of the success of your wound treatment depends on your level of
commitment and participation. As an active member of your wound management team,
you will need to follow directions carefully, watch your progress closely and
keep your appointments. Remember, your wound healing staff is available to
answer any questions concerning your treatment program.
Request more information about the Wound Healing Center at Easton Hospital
Contact Us section of our web site.
- Whitney A. Lauffer, Program Director
- The Wound Healing Center at Easton Hospital
- 21 Community Drive, Easton, PA 18045