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Date Updated: Thursday, January 6, 2022

WMCHealth Expands Wound Care Program to Westchester Medical Center; Services for Slow-Healing Wounds Caused by Traumatic Injuries as well as Diabetic Wounds and Ulcers Now Available

Westchester Medical Center Joins Other WMCHealth Hospitals Offering Wound Care Services

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VALHALLA N.Y. (January 6, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is expanding the Network’s Wound Care Program to Westchester Medical Center.  WMCHealth’s flagship hospital now offers advanced outpatient therapy for the management of diabetic wounds and ulcers, as well as slow-healing wounds resulting from serious traumatic injuries, infections and soft tissue radiation injury. Westchester Medical Center joins established wound care programs at WMCHealth’s MidHudson Regional Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital with outpatient wound care treatment programs operated in partnership with RestorixHealth®, a national wound care-management company.

Kausik Kar, MD, Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine: Hyperbaric oxygen is one of many wound care therapies offered at Westchester Medical Center.
Hyperbaric oxygen is one of many wound care therapies offered at Westchester Medical Center. Pictured is Kausik Kar, MD, Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine

The Westchester Medical Center Wound Care Program tailors care for each patient, which can include the removal of unhealthy tissue (debridement), biologics, hyperbaric oxygen and other wound care therapies. Program providers conduct a thorough review of each patient’s medical history during an initial consultation and may request non-invasive tests to help identify optimal treatment options.

Slow-Healing Wounds Can Be Painful … and Dangerous

Slow-to-heal wounds can cause an individual discomfort, alter the individual’s lifestyle and increase infection risks. Underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulatory issues or radiation treatments also can impede the healing process.

WMCHealth Wound Care Programs offer healing solutions for:

  • Foot/leg ulcers or wounds
  • Surgical wounds, skin grafts and surgical flaps 
  • Symptoms occurring at or near a point of radiation therapy (such as pain, rectal or bladder bleeding) 
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Crush injuries

WMCHealth also operates wound care programs at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick where specialists launched a new, Diabetic Foot Care Program recently.

Physicians with a patient referral or community members seeking wound care can schedule an appointment at a convenient WMCHealth location:

 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, N.Y., with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit
WMCHealth.org.

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