Des Peres Hospital Expands Wound Care Services 
Monday, 24 May 2010 

Welcomes Additional Physicians and Nurse Specialists to Staff

Des Peres Hospital announced today that it has expanded its wound care services for patients with chronic or non-healing wounds associated with, among other things, infection, diabetes, pressure ulcers, trauma and peripheral vascular disease.  Any patient with a wound that has not shown significant improvement in four weeks or complete healing in eight weeks is eligible to be seen.

The Wound and Vascular Center at Des Peres Hospital provides patient access to a team of physicians in a wide range of specialties, including internal medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, general surgery and vascular surgery.  All have a passion for and are dedicated to achieving success in wound healing for patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.  Many have been working together for 15 years.

“We promote optimum care through a team approach,” said Dr. James Knight, one of the physicians on staff.  “We treat difficult wounds, those that aren’t showing signs of healing after four weeks.  We’ve found that the earlier we begin treating, the better -- comprehensive wound care can result in earlier recovery, reduced hospitalization and prevention of prolonged or permanent disability.”

The hospital has also added several experienced nursing staff to the Wound Center, another key component of the newly expanded service.  All have specialized training and years of experience in comprehensive wound care. 

The Wound and Vascular Center is located on the third floor of Des Peres Hospital and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The telephone number is 314-966-9358.

For a free brochure on the Center’s services, please call 1-888-457-5203.