Some types of wounds simply don't respond to standard medical care. Wounds may be hard-to-heal due a variety of medical conditions, such as diabetes and poor circulation, and therefore require special care. YRMC's award-winning Wound Care Center is staffed by doctors who are specialists in treating hard-to-heal wounds.
Yuma Regional Medical Center's Wound Care Center offers the most advanced wound care available. The comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment may involve one or more of the following elements:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Specialized topical wound care
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Tissue grafts
- Infection control
- Lab studies
- Diabetic education
- Evaluation of vascular (circulatory) System
- Pain management
- Removal of dead tissue
The YRMC Wound Care Center has been recognized by Healogics, Inc., the world's leading wound care management company, for providing excellent care. Healogics has honored the Wound Care Center with both the Robert A. Warriner III M.D. and Center of Distinction awards. Each of these prestigious awards is based on achieving outstanding patient outcomes, including high rates of wound healing and patient satisfaction.
The Wound Care Center is equipped with six treatment rooms and four hyperbaric oxygen chambers. As part of the treatment plan, patients and/or their caregivers are given detailed instructions on home care of the wound, including information on proper diet, dressing or bandage changes, and how to protect the wound from further injury.
The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) has recognized Yuma Regional Medical Center for its process to prevent hospital acquired pressure ulcers, an important hospital-wide initiative lead by YRMC’s nursing staff and Quality Department. YRMC is one of five organizations in Arizona, Nevada and Utah to be recognized as a Performance Excellence Program recipient.
The Showcase in Excellence Award acknowledges teams for a specific process that uses an innovative or cutting-edge approach. Processes may be a routine process performed in an extraordinary manner used as a model in comparison to competitors or result in exceptional performance.
If you have a wound that isn't healing, contact your physician for a referral to the YRMC Wound Care Center or call 928-336-2030 for more information. Most insurance plans are accepted.
Yuma Regional Medical Center
Wound Care Center
1501 W. 24th St., Suite 205
Yuma, AZ 85364
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.