Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center Boasts High Success Rate at One-Year Anniversary
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital September 16, 2010
LAKE FOREST, IL – One year after its grand opening, the Wound Center at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has successfully healed nearly three hundred patients. The state-of-the-art wound center opened last September in partnership with National Healing Corporation.
“Some wounds simply do not respond to traditional treatments,” said Medical Director William Pearce, MD. “Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Wound Center has the advanced capabilities to care for wounds that our patients thought would never heal. This is a great new resource for the community.”
The Wound Center has treated a variety of wounds – from burns, open lesions and ulcers to soft tissue damage due to the effects of radiation. Diabetes patients prone to wounds have found particular success at the Wound Center. The center boasts a high healing rate, with nearly 86.4 percent of patients healed at 10 weeks and 93.3 percent healed at 14 weeks.
One reason for the high healing rate is the center’s multidisciplinary approach. Physicians from across a broad spectrum of specialties bring their unique expertise to the science of wound care. They treat patients whose wounds fall under their area of expertise and collaborate monthly with the other specialists to discuss complex cases. Specialists include:
For more information, call the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center at 847.535.7600. The center is located in the lower level of the Bays Medical Building, located at 900 North Westmoreland Road on the hospital campus in Lake Forest.