Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

BCHS takes the lead in managing problem wounds

For most people, wound healing is a natural, uneventful process. But for others, it becomes a complex medical problem requiring specialized treatment and care.

Failure to successfully resolve acute and chronic non-healing wounds represents a multi-billion dollar national health care expenditure each year. In addition to the economic costs, the personal tragedies have resulted in the development of specialized centers for managing and resolving challenging medical problems.

Battle Creek Health System (BCHS) has made a major commitment to this area by establishing the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center (CWHC). The Center opened in November of 2000 under the co-medical direction of Dr. Daniel Hood, a neurologist and Dr. Gregory Harrington, an infectious disease specialist.

Since problem wounds are often associated with other underlying medical conditions, the Center is specifically designed to combine wound care with ongoing health care.

Welcome to the Comprehensive
Wound Healing Center! (L-R) Sue Stulberg, program assistant;
Iretha Pulliam, CRT; Linda Warren, MSN, FNP-C, CWOCN;
Maggy Oesterreich, RN; Raakesh Bhan, M.D.; Daniel Hood,
M.D.; Maddur Badarinath, M.D.; Clark Johnson, DPM.

Patients are consulted at the request of referring physicians and then enter an appropriate inpatient or outpatient program for evaluation and wound care. “We coordinate wound treatment plans with the patient’s primary and specialty care physicians,” said Linda Warren, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CWOCN, program director at Battle Creek’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center. “We do that to ensure that each patient’s individual needs are met.”

For more information about the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Battle Creek Health System, call 269-966-8560.