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St. Joseph’s Hospital Center opens wound care clinic

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EAU CLAIRE – More than eight million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds of which healing has been impeded. The opening of St. Joseph's Hospital Center for Wound Care – Eau Claire Clinic, 2125 Heights Dr., brings state-of-the-art treatment close for Eau Claire residents.

"The need for St. Joseph's Hospital to open a second wound care center – the hospital's first in Eau Claire – is a testimony to the ever growing demand for state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary wound care in the Chippewa Valley," said Dr. David Hesse, DPM, FACFAS, podiatrist and owner of Hesse Foot & Ankle Clinic, who also will serve the new wound care clinic in Eau Claire.

Dr. Brian Pauley will lead the clinic's team as medical director of the facility. The clinic will open on Monday, March 18, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 4:30 p.m.

Likely candidates for treatment at the new clinic are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.

Like its sister center at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls, the Center for Wound Care in Eau Claire will employ a scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinical proven methods and technologies, which reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.

St. Joseph's Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Chippewa Falls opened in March 2011 and has treated more than 1,000 wounds to date. The center has a 97 percent healing rate, exceptional patient satisfaction recorded and it recently was awarded the prestigious Center of Distinction Award from Healogics.

To schedule an appointment at the new facility, call 715-717-7657, or 715-717-4395 after March 17.

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