Wound Care

JCH Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine 

Located at Jersey Community Hospital.

To make an appointment please call 618-639-4325 (HEAL). 

hyperbaric chamber

Coming Spring 2021!

female nurse wrapping a wound with gauze

We Specialize In:

  • Ulcers (Diabetic, Neuropathic, Pressure, Ischemic)
  • Venous insufficiency
  • 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 emollients 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 according to your healthcare provider as instructed
  • Take medication as ordered
  • Stop smoking

If your sore or wound 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 a 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 of 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 these symptoms, call your doctor or healthcare provider for further assessment.

Our Team

Dr. Jon Andersen- General Surgeon

Dr. Timothy Ruff - General Surgeon

Dr. Lauren McCarthy - Podiatry