Calumet Medical Center offers Wound Care Clinic
Specialized care for wounds now available to rural communities
01 / 28 / 2009
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
CHILTON, Wis. - Wound care can be a significant challenge, regardless of whether the cause is from injury or from chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or vascular disease. Because more and more patients are being managed in an outpatient setting, wound care can be a major burden to patients and their caregivers. The Wound Care Clinic at Calumet Medical Center is specifically designed to help with some of these challenges.
Patients with venous stasis ulcers, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers, and other chronic wounds are evaluated and cared for by Dr. Peter Janu, a general and vascular surgeon, along with a team of specially trained, certified wound care nurses. The Wound Care Clinic is located in the emergency department at Calumet Medical Center and is available by appointment only.
"In an outpatient setting, we can help tailor a wound management program specific to each individual patient and help take care of some of the day-to-day maintenance,” Dr. Janu said. The Wound Clinic takes a comprehensive to healing, including nutrition, pain management and counseling for the patient and caregiver. “This type of focused treatment can, in many cases, speed the healing, relieve some of the stress associated with the care and reduce risk of infection," Janu said.
For more information about the Wound Care Clinic at Calumet Medical Center, call Dr. Janu’s office at 920-849-7734.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.