Wound Care

Advanced and Evidence-Based

The Wound Care Center at Harrington offers you and your physician(s) access to state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Listen to Heather Sienel, PA, discuss how more complex wounds are treated at the Wound Care Center:

We specialize in advanced wound care, using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and supportive services to treat chronic wounds. Our physician-driven, multi-disciplinary approach to outpatient wound care has a superior success rate in facilitating the healing process.

The Wound Center at Harrington has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), making it the only hospital in Central/Western MA to have received this designation. This accreditation means our facility has met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through a rigorous set of evaluations. Achieving this significant milestone demonstrates that the Wound Center at Harrington is committed to providing the highest quality of care to the patients we are privileged to serve.

Who benefits from Wound Care?

A patient may benefit from wound care treatment if they have a wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks. In general, you are encouraged to contact a Wound Care Center physician if you notice a wound accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Increasing redness around the wound
  • Warm or red skin
  • A red streak spreading from the wound
  • An increase in wound drainage
  • Pus or cloudy fluid draining from the wound
  • A foul odor or abnormal smell
  • Fever or chills
  • Increased pain
  • Tenderness at or in the area of the infected bone
  • Increasing swelling around the wound
  • The wound is getting bigger
  • The wound has blisters, black or brown dead tissue
  • Increased weakness

Supportive Services

As part of our comprehensive care plan, The Wound Care Center offers supportive services for our patients, including:

  • Diabetic Education
  • Nutritional Management
  • Specific and Individualized Dressing Selections
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Wound Care Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Wound Care Center?
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What causes non-healing wounds?
Will I have to change my primary doctor or specialist?
Does Insurance cover specialized wound care treatments?
What if I have additional questions?

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