A wound that won't heal needs more than just a bandage. It needs the attention, expertise and the compassion of a wound care team.
Central Washington residents suffering from hard-to-heal wounds have a wound center close to home. Yakima Valley Memorial's (YVM) wound center provides patients with a team of highly-trained physicians, nurses and technicians who are skilled in helping sufferers get their lives back. They specialize in non-healing wounds—those that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment.
YVM's Wound Management Services combine traditional practices and medicines for wound healing with technology, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. By using well-researched, proven techniques, the wound center's multi-disciplinary team provides healing and relief for patients who previously thought their wounds were irreparable or might ultimately result in amputation.
YVM opened its clinic in late 1997, and within a year the county's amputation rate reduced by 50%.
YVM's wound care team specializes in treatment of:
- Diabetic ulcers.
- Burn wounds.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Wounds associated with radiation treatment.
- Surgical wounds and infections.
- Bone infections.
- Wounds associated with skin grafts.