New Wound Center Location Opens in St. Joseph
Feb 14, 2019
(ST. JOSEPH) – A second Lakeland Wound Center location recently opened at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph offering patients access to cutting-edge products and treatments to promote optimum healing for severe wounds. Patients also have access to wound care in Niles with an office location inside the Lakeland Medical Suites, Niles, located at 42 N. St. Joseph Avenue.
“Many of our patients come to us after they’ve exhausted all other options for their wound care,” said Julian Lewiecki, Manager, Lakeland Wound Center. “Our team of wound care specialists includes doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals dedicated to helping patients feel better and get back to enjoying life. We are pleased to now offer patients access to this vital service in St. Joseph.”
The Lakeland Wound Center recently earned renewal of full accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Lakeland is just one of four health systems in Michigan, including Spectrum Health, to hold the accreditation, which is awarded after a rigorous evaluation of equipment, staff, and training.
Hyperbaric treatment involves medical oxygen administered in a pressure chamber at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. This pressure helps oxygen dissolve more rapidly into the blood, promoting healing of wounds, serious infections, pressure-related scuba diving injuries, arterial gas embolism, and other illnesses.
Wound specialist, Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO, FACS, also recently joined the Spectrum Health Lakeland medical staff. Dr. Rooney-Gandy earned a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to coming to Lakeland, she worked as a general surgeon and wound care physician at Sturgis Medical Group.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 983-8601 or visit www.lakelandhealth.org/woundcare