Mercy Health West Side Wound Center Moves into West Hospital

(CINCINNATI; May 13, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its West Side Wound Care Center has moved into Mercy Health – West Hospital. It was located previously on Mercy Health’s Mt. Airy campus.

The Wound Center at West Hospital is part of a regional would care program that also has locations at Mercy Health – Clermont and Fairfield hospitals and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Kenwood. Wherever a patient lives, a Mercy Health wound care center is nearby. Mercy Health runs the Wound Care Centers in partnership with wound care leader Healogics.

Together, these centers have helped hundreds of patients heal previously tough-to-heal wounds. They help meet an increasing demand for effective, dedicated treatment of chronic wounds, defined as wounds that don’t improve within four weeks and do not completely heal within eight weeks. Many of the patients Mercy Health treats are diabetic, obese or older adults with poor circulation, populations that continue to grow rapidly in the U.S. and that are particularly vulnerable to developing a chronic wound.

Using advanced treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen chambers, skin grafts and more, the wound care centers treat a number of conditions, such as:
• leg and foot ulcers or wounds, including diabetic, arterial, pressure and neuropathic ulcers           
• venous insufficiency, which occurs when weakened veins can’t pump blood back to the heart    
• surgical and traumatic wounds                      
• burns

Mercy Health’s Wound Care Centers and Hyperbaric Medicine programs take a case management approach, emphasizing treatment, patient-education, coordination of home care services and prevention. This approach has led Mercy Health’s Wound Care Centers to be among the best in the nation when it comes to healing chronic wounds, with the Wound Care Center at West Hospital posting a 92% healing rate over 28 median days to heal.

In the past, a chronic wound could eventually lead to amputation of the infected foot or leg but medicine has made huge strides in reducing those worst-case scenarios. Wound Care Centers like those at Mercy Health are helping change these outcomes.

Mercy Health’s Wound Care Programs were among the first in Greater Cincinnati and have treated patients from throughout southwest Ohio, with some traveling from as far as Portsmouth, Ohio and southeast Indiana. For additional information, please contact the Mercy Health Wound Care Center nearest you to schedule an appointment. Contact information for each center follows below:
• Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital Wound Care Center, located in the hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, 45103, 513-735-8924
• Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital Wound Care Center, located in the Lower Level of the Ambulatory Surgery Center on the Fairfield Hospital Campus, 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield 45014, 513-774-2880
• Mercy Health – West Hospital Wound Care Center, located in the hospital, 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Monfort Heights, 45211, 513-215-5030
• The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Wound Care Center, located in the hospital, 4777 E Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, 45236, 513-686-5757