The Center for Wound Care at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is the region’s only nationally certified wound care center of excellence. The designation means our patients receive treatment that meets national standards of care as determined by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The Center for Wound Care at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center uses an integrated, comprehensive approach that combines specialized procedures and programs specific for each person. The Center for Wound Care offers outpatient programs in Wound Care for non-healing wounds.

The key to successfully healing chronic wounds is finding the treatment plan that fits each specific situation. This means evaluating the whole patient, not just the wound. Patients are cared for by our skilled team of physicians and wound care certified specialists, including podiatry, vascular, general and plastic surgery. These specialist are committed to the management of chronic, non-healing wounds in an outpatient setting.

Some of the most common causes of non-healing wounds include:

  • diabetes
  • venous ulcers
  • multiple wounds
  • decreased blood flow
  • pressure ulcers
  • infection
  • medications

The Center for Wound Care procedures include:

  • growth-factor therapy
  • bio-synthetic skin grafts
  • compression therapy
  • moist wound healing
  • VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) therapy
  • antimicrobial therapy
  • non-invasive vascular studies