People with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. Located on the second floor of the Medical Office Building in the hospital, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Wound Care Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. Our Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art treatments including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes and patient education.
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"). These sores or wounds do not significantly improve from conventional treatments. An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Non-healing wounds lead to a 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 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
All services in the SJH Wound Care Center are provided by Jose Diaz, Jr., M.D., who serves as the Center's Medical Director, and Janet Alvarado, M.D. Both are physicians affiliated with the HSHS Medical Group and are on the SJH Medical Staff.
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, ask your physician about a referral to our Wound Care Center or contact us directly for an assessment. There are a number of factors that can cause chronic and non-healing wounds.
If you are a candiditate for this outpatient program, the Wound Care Center will work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
If you have other questions, check these FAQs. Or call us at (618) 651-2502.
St. Joseph's Hospital Wound Care Center
SJH Medical Office Building, 2nd floor
12866 Troxler Avenue
Highland, IL 62249