St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Wound Care

St. David's South Austin Medical Center's Wound Care program treats problem wounds that are not healing properly. Our highly qualified, friendly staff is dedicated to offering the best wound care possible. Nurses and technicians spend time educating patients during every visit so that they leave with a better understanding of their condition and how they can help the healing process. That's one reason why our staff has consistently achieved a 99-100 percent patient satisfaction rating. We also offer convenient, onsite referrals to related services including our lymphedema program, diabetes education, home healthcare agencies, surgical services, and radiology.

About Our Wound Care Program

Wound healing is a complex process, and must be followed closely. When healing is disrupted, specialized intervention is often necessary. The Wound Care program takes an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to focus on healing wounds as rapidly as possible and also treating the underlying causes that compromise the healing process.

A surprising number of people require wound care at some point in their lives. A large percent of patients with diabetes will have chronic, non-healing wounds during their lifetimes. Many other conditions can also contribute to non-healing wounds, such as peripheral vascular disease, arterial or venous ulcers, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, lymphedema and complications following surgery.

Wound care at St. David’s South Austin Hospital features:

  • Intensive, patient-centered wound treatment protocols
  • Close coordination with referring physicians and specialists
  • Staff specially trained in wound care, including debridement and infection control
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Growth factor therapy
  • Surgical treatment when medically indicated
  • Patient education covering wound care, nutrition, exercise and prevention
  • Use latest wound care products and technology available

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HBOT is used to treat problematic wounds, which benefit from the high-intensity oxygenation this therapy provides. HBOT also used to treat the effects of radiation, poorly healing skin flaps and grafts, infected bone, decompression sickness and variety of other illnesses. Our HBOT offers:

  • Professionally trained staff in hyperbaric medicine
  • Close coordination with referring physicians and specialists
  • Entertainment options during therapy including television, videos/DVDs and music
  • Staff constantly monitors patients during therapy to ensure their safety and comfort.

Related Services:

  • Lymphedema
  • Diabetes education
  • Home health care agencies
  • Surgical services
  • Radiology

For more information call (512) 444-HEAL (4325)

Wound Care Services at St. David's HealthCare

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Our program is accredited with commendation by The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. This voluntary accreditation is part of our commitment to ensuring that all our patients have access to a full range of medical services from a multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.

Cancer is a complex group of diseases, and our multidisciplinary approach results in improved cancer care and better patient outcomes. This collaborative approach begins with the Cancer Committee, which provides leadership, sets goals, monitors program activity, and evaluates patient treatment plans and survival rates. Our Cancer Team Conferences provide a forum for patient consultations to determine appropriate treatment plans and, by sharing information, helps physicians stay abreast of the latest developments in cancer care.

St . David's
South Austin Medical Center

901 W. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Telephone: (512) 447-2211
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