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Advanced Wound Center

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Lee Campus
320 Main Street, First Floor
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 534-6840
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
 
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
200 Hospital Drive, First Floor
Meyersdale, PA 15552
(814) 534-6840
Monday, 8 am - 12 am
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm
 
Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
290 Haida Avenue
Hastings, PA 16646
(814) 247-3330
Tuesday, 8 am - 12 pm
Friday, 8 am - 11 pm
Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
105 Nason Drive
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
(814) 224-2566
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm


Conemaugh Health System's Advanced Wound Center provides individualized treatment specially designed to meet patient needs for care of wounds that will not heal. Our team includes specialty physicians, Certified Wound Specialists, Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses (CWOCN), registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, lymphedema specialists, and diabetic educators. 


Common Conditions

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Wounds from circulatory problems
  • Wounds from rheumatoid arthritis
  • Slow-healing or chronic ulcers and wounds
  • Skin irritations
  • Simple burns
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Neuropathic wounds
  • Complicated post-surgical wounds
  • Follow-up burn and scare care

Common Causes of Delayed Wound Healing

  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor circulation
  • Chronic illness
  • Medication
  • Infection
  • Pressure
  • Smoking

Symptoms of Wound Problem or Infection

  • Change in color or amount of drainage
  • Redness around wound
  • Increased pain or tenderness
  • Increased swelling or warmth
  • Increased body temperature / fever
  • Odor
  • Increased blood sugars
  • Increased bleeding
  • Night sweats
  • Chills
  • Elevated blood sugars in diabetics

Diagnosis

  • Complete wound assessment
  • Patient history and review of physical obstacles associated with wound problem
  • Diagnostic tests as needed
  • Development of individualized treatment plan

Treatment 

  • Lymphedema services
  • Diabetic counseling services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Home health coordination
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Benefits of Wound Treatment

  • Less pain at wound site
  • Fewer complications, reducing need for future hospitalization
  • Reduced risk of related medical problems, such as limb loss
  • Renewed patient confidence and increased quality of life

Education

  • Wound care training for patient, family, and caregivers to perform while at home
  • Identifying wound areas of potential concern
  • Treatment of small wounds to prevent expansion of wound area
  • Management of wound condition to improve quality of life
  • Prevention of reoccurence of wounds