Asante Wound Care
Offering the most comprehensive wound care to the Rogue Valley
The Advanced Wound Center at Asante Rogue Medical Center and the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Asante Ashland Community Hospital are dedicated to offering comprehensive, advanced treatment for chronic, non-healing wounds. We identify the specific causes of your wound condition and implement a treatment plan tailored to help you heal.
The doctors on our medical staff have the expertise to understand and treat the varied circumstances and challenges of complex open wounds. Once your wound has healed, your primary care doctor will provide follow-up wound care and continued care for any related conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Center for Wound Healing
Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Advanced Wound Center
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Wound Center FAQ
What are Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers?
Using the most advanced techniques, products and services, Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers provide a full range of wound treatments. A team of doctors, nurses and other health care workers, specializing in wound care, provide the best care possible in an outpatient treatment setting.
Why is a special center for treating wounds necessary?
Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers fulfill the needs of patients who require specialized and aggressive care for their wounds. In traditional medical settings, many patients may not receive the interdisciplinary attention that these wounds require. For these people, minor lesions can unfortunately lead to chronic, non-healing wounds with serious infection, gangrene and possible amputation.
How many people have chronic, non-healing wounds?
It is estimated that nearly 5 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds.
What guidelines define a chronic, non-healing wound?
If a wound has not improved significantly in four weeks or if it has not completed the healing process in eight weeks, it is considered a chronic, non-healing wound.
What are the causes of these wounds?
Diabetes, immobilization, and circulatory problems, contribute to the majority of chronic, non-healing wounds. Approximately 1.5 million people with non-healing wounds have diabetes. Another 2.5 million patients have pressure ulcers. This is a common side effect of spinal cord injury, arthritis and other conditions that require a patient to be bedridden (immobilization). Persons suffering from venous insufficiency (circulatory problems) account for another one half million patients. The rest have wounds that result from traumatic injury, non-healing surgical incisions and a variety of other diseases.
How do I seek treatment?
If you are suffering from a non-healing wound, approach your doctor about options you may have. Ashland operates two Wound Center's, in Ashland and Medford, to serve the residents of Northern California and Southern Oregon.