GRAND ISLAND—CHI Health St. Francis is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 for its newly relocated Advanced Wound Care Center. The event will feature tours and a staff meet-and-greet. Mask usage and screening are required. Social distancing will be practiced. Participants are asked to enter the hospital on the west using entrance D.

The new location, still within the walls of the hospital, features better access and flow for patients. The larger space welcomed its first patient on November 30th. 

“Everything has been refreshed. We have larger exam rooms and closer parking. Our patients will be more comfortable,” says Lacey Heikes, APRN, Advanced Certified Wound Nurse.

The hospital’s former wound center, adjacent to the former surgery department, remained open during the remodel of the new space. The vacated space will be repurposed for future growth projects.

 

More about the CHI Health St. Francis Advanced Wound Care:

Every year chronic wounds caused by poor circulation, diabetes, or related conditions keep three to five million Americans from doing the things they love. CHI Health St. Francis Advanced Wound Care applies proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches to heal patients who suffer from chronic wounds. Additionally, the center has the opportunity to participate in clinical trials utilizing the latest wound care products, dressings, and antibiotics not yet available to the general public.

Using a team of multidisciplinary specialists and state-of-the-art wound care techniques, the wound center achieves some of the best healing rates and fastest healing times in the nation. CHI Health St. Francis Advanced Wound Care has proven to significantly reduce the length of stay for conditions such as cellulitis, diabetic foot ulcers with infection, pressure ulcers, and radiation proctitis.