Wound Care Center

Wound Care Center

The JCH Wound Care Center in located in the JCH Physician Clinic at Jersey Community Hospital. To make an appointment call (618) 498.8484. 

We Specialize In:

  • Ulcers (Diabetic, Neuropathic, Pressure, Ischemic)
  • Venous insuffciency
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Burns
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

Be Proactive

When it comes to taking care of your skin it doesn't need to be complicated or expensive.  All you need to do is:

  • Gentle, pH-balanced cleanser
  • Skin moisturizers and emolleitns such as lotion, cream, oil or petrolatum applied within 3 minutes of bathing and when skin feels or looks dry
  • Lastly, good nutrition and plenty of water 

Use these items regularly.  Your common sense is key to taking care of your skin.

Help Your Healing

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by your healthcare provider
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Rest accorging to your healthcare provider as instructed
  • Take medication as ordered
  • Stop smoking
  • Return to you follow-up appointment

If your sore or wound that has not entirely healed within a month, you may be a candidate for wound care treatment.  Our goal is to promote early lasting recovery for wounds such as:

  • Lymphedema
  • Diabetic foot or pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers caused by poor artery or vein circulation
  • Radiation or slow healing wound

When To Call Your Healthcare Provider

If you notice any of the following, report them to your healthcare provider right away:

  • You see blood soaking through the outside your dressing
  • Your dressing becomes wet or falls off
  • Your pain continues to increase
  • Signs of infection include:
    • Increased redness and warmth
    • Increased drainage and odor
    • Increased pain
    • Swelling
    • Fever

If you notice any of thse symptoms, call your doctor or healthcare provider for further assessment.

Our Team

Dr. Jon Andersen- General Surgeon, Board Certified
Jackie Baalman- Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified