Wound Care Center


Bayhealth’s Wound Care Center at Kent General earned the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc. for 2014.
 

This award means that we achieved patient satisfaction of higher than 92 percent, a minimum healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and scored high on other quality measures.
 

Of the 506 wound care centers eligible for the award, only 172 achieved this honor.
 

Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
 

Bayhealth’s Wound Care Center provides specialized treatments for patients who suffer from chronic or non-healing wounds. Wound care specialists work to heal sores or wounds that have not improved with conventional treatments.

Who may benefit from wound care services?

A patient with a wound that has not begun to heal within four weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks may benefit from care at the Wound Care Center. We specialize in advanced wound care, using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and support services.

What kinds of wounds can be treated at Bayhealth Wound Care Center?

Our staff specializes in a wide variety of wounds, including but not limited to:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations

 

Individualized Treatment Plans

Bayhealth’s Wound Care Center is supported by a team of specialists called the Physician Panel. The Physician Panel looks at wound care from a holistic approach, beginning with an assessment of the patient’s nutritional condition, general medical status, circulation, neuropathy, infection risks and deformities. Using this information, the team creates an individualized treatment plan to effectively address the non-healing wound.

Wound Care Center Treatment Options

Physicians may employ many different clinical tools throughout the treatment plan. These tools include traditional healing methods and state-of-the-art innovations in wound care.

  • Advanced wound care dressings
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes or grafts
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Total contact casting
  • Compression therapy
  • Edema management
  • Debridement
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) helps improve the body’s healing function by increasing oxygen flow. While enclosed in a hyperbaric chamber, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues. Bayhealth physicians are trained to use hyperbaric medicine, and technicians make patients comfortable by sitting beside them while they receive the therapy.

Are you eligible for wound care services?

If you believe you or a loved one may be a candidate for treatment at Bayhealth’s Wound Care Center, please call 302-744-7500. To find out more about Bayhealth physicians who provide wound care services, call 1-866-BAY-DOCS (1-866-229-3627).

 

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