SWMC opens new Wound Care Center

November 9, 2015

Southwest Medical Center expanded treatment services this week for patients in Southwest Kansas with the opening of the medical center’s new Wound Care Center in Liberal.

SWMC’s Wound Care Center opened November 9th following completed construction of the second floor of the Medical Office Building at Southwest Medical Center. The center provides expanded space for wound care procedures already performed by Southwest Medical Center’s general surgeons. In addition, the center has brought in new patient care team members, including nurse practitioner, Britt Short, to assist in wound care treatments.

Services provided by the Wound Care Center include various skin graft applications, as well as an antimicrobial collagen based wound matrix, which assists in the treatment of complicated wounds, chronic wounds, and compromised grafts. The new Wound Care Center also accommodates space for a new wound care service – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).  Using hyperbaric chamber technology, HBOT treatments are used to heal patient wounds which resist standard methods of care, such as skin grafted wounds, diabetic leg or foot ulcers, seriously infected wounds, and wounds caused by radiation therapy.

Southwest Medical Center President and CEO, Bill Ermann, said launching this new service meets the needs of many patients in our area who rely on this service to maintain their quality of life.

“SWMC recognizes the need to keep services close to home,” Ermann said. “We have skilled providers and a quality care team who have dedicated themselves to making this service available because it’s the right thing to do for our patients. Treatments provided in our Wound Care Center will have a very positive impact on the lives of patients who are concerned about wounds which present serious health risks.”

Patients can be referred for wound care services through the General Surgery Care Center, which is adjacent to the Wound Care Center.

The Wound Care Center is located 305 W. 15th Street, Suite 204 in Liberal. For questions about services, please contact Southwest Medical Center’s Wound Care Center at (620) 624-2243.