On Tuesday January 26, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) will bring its comprehensive wound management program to patients in Monroe County.
The newest St. Luke’s Wound Management Center will be located in Suite 201 of the Medical Office Building, which is located next to the hospital on the St. Luke’s Monroe Campus in Stroudsburg. Hours of operation will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8am – 4:30pm.
“The goal of the St. Luke’s Wound Management Center is to help patients’ wounds heal as quickly and safely as possible, and in return, improve their quality of life,” says Lindsey Rich, Director, Business Operations - Wound Care, St. Luke’s University Health Network.
“Our team of nurses and providers at the center have extensive knowledge in all areas of wound management and provide an individualized plan of care for each patient.”
Rich says that the St. Luke’s Wound Management Center will see patients with wounds located on any part of their body, from head to toe. The center offers specialized wound management services, including:
- Advanced wound dressings;
- Biological skin applications;
- Compression therapy;
- Surgical and non-surgical debridement;
- Negative pressure wound therapy; and
- “Offloading” to relieve pressure on the wound.
“Depending on the location and complexity of the wound, a patient may be cared for by a wound care specialist, podiatrist or general surgeon at the Wound Management Center,” Rich explains.
The Monroe County location will be St. Luke’s seventh Wound Management Center, joining locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Lehighton, Quakertown and Tamaqua in Pennsylvania, and in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
“The opening of the Monroe location will allow patients to receive high-quality care close to their home, which is very important as most patients will have an appointment once per week, or sometimes more often,” Rich says.
“We are very excited about adding Wound Care services for our patients in Monroe County. The addition of this service will help ensure patients’ wounds are treated properly to help improve their quality of life” says Don Seiple, President St. Luke’s Monroe.
Physician referrals are not required for wound care. Patients with a wound can self-refer and call the central scheduling line at 484-526-5585 to make an appointment.