Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, managed by Healogics, provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within two to four weeks is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That’s where our Wound Care Center can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health. In addition to these comprehensive treatments, the adjunctive use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven effective in reducing swelling, fighting infection, and building new blood vessels, ultimately producing healthy tissue.
The Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is an award-winning program that brings the most advanced wound care therapies to Pickens County, allowing residents to get needed care closer to home.
A comprehensive team of wound care specialists
The Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is designed to compliment your physicians’ services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:
- 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
Chronic wounds: A Growing Problem
Non-healing wounds of the diabetic foot are considered one of the most significant complications of diabetes, representing a major worldwide medical, social, and economic burden that greatly affects patient quality of life. Almost 24 million Americans—one in every 12—are diabetic and the disease is causing widespread disability and death at an epidemic pace, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those with diabetes, 6.5 million are estimated to suffer with chronic or non-healing wounds. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes—populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase. At the Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as “bed sores”). An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don’t heal for many different reasons.
No. In fact, the Wound Care Center prefers to work with your physician or medical specialist during the treatments. We even keep your doctor informed with frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Wound Care Center, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your primary physician.
Many health plans cover Wound Care Center treatments. Call us to determine what your specific plan covers.
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center- Baptist Easley
200 Fleetwood Dr.
Easley, SC 29640
Phone: (864) 442-8229
Fax: (864) 442-8210
Dr. William Wheeler, Medical Director
Dr. Karen Ardis
Dr. V. Leigh Beasley
Dr. Brent Moister
Dr. Arthur Wood, consulting ENT
Joyce Hansel, Program Manager
Rhonda Dean, RN Clinical Nurse Manager
Melissa Trotter, RN, WOCN
Cynthia Crumpton, RN
Rebecca Edge, RN
Dianne Durham, RN
Elizabeth Stokes, RN, CDE
Jeffrey Dietrich, Hyperbaric Technician
Sarah Bullmer-Duncan, Administrative Assistant