Wound Center

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center


Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, managed by Healogics, Inc., provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.

A physician referral is not required.

Contact Information

Anderson Regional Medical Center - South
1102 Constitution Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
Call 601-703-5200
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Annex Building at Anderson- South

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center

Accreditation |A comprehensive team of wound care specialists | Chronic wounds: A Growing Problem | Partnership with the leading wound care management team leads to successful healing | What to Expect | What is specialized wound care? | Media


Accreditation

Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

UHMS Accreditation means that your facility has met the highest standards of care and patient safety through our rigorous evaluation of the adequacy of your facility, equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within our specialty.



A comprehensive team of wound care specialists

Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is designed to complement your physicians' services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
  • A personalized wound treatment program





Dr. Mark Elliott



Dr. Dru Denison


Linda Farmer, ACNP, CWS


Chronic wounds: A Growing Problem

It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. There are 30.3 million people (9.4% of population) have diabetes in the United States (US) and almost two million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound. Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way.

With state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. We use an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, smoking cessation, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.

At Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.





Partnership with the leading wound care management team leads to successful healing

Through a partnership with Healogics, Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is able to offer a comprehensive center offering specialized wound care. Healogics is the world’s largest wound care management company with hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for nearly 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 93% healing rate within 28 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.

What to Expect

Patients are mostly referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment. However, we do accept Self Referrals. Patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.

Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:

  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Radiology (including MRI)
  • Vascular studies, electrocardiogram
  • Ultrasound

After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.

Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit.

What is specialized wound care?

Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regular basis for specialized treatments and documentation of the progress of your healing. You will also be fully instructed on how to do your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury. It is very important to remember that you are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. The Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy, including debridement, topical wound therapy, growth-factor therapy, tissue therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education. When wounds persist, a specialized and comprehensive approach is required for healing.

Media


Diabetic Wounds

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Mark Elliott, Plastic Surgeon on the physician panel at Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, discusses the importance of caring for diabetic wounds.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

In this Medical Minute, Dr. Mark Elliott explains how hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is helping patients who have chronic or non-healing wounds.