WMC’s Wound Center now open

Winneshiek Medical Center’s Wound Center is now open. The Wound Center is located in the North Building on the WMC campus in Decorah.

The Wound Center is a specialized outpatient service for patients with non-healing wounds due to common conditions such as: diabetes, burns, pressure ulcers, and other conditions.  Patients have access to the latest techniques and treatment modalities for the best chance for healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, coming this fall.

Bethany Stevens, ARNP, joined Winneshiek Medical Center in August 2021 to provide advanced wound care to patients. Bethany is a board certified wound specialist and has been providing wound care since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Allen College in Waterloo, IA.

Providing care alongside Bethany is Mayo Clinic Health System general surgeon Caroline Schwickerath, D.O., who is also a board certified wound specialist physician.  Dr. Schwickerath achieved this certification through the American Board of Wound Management.

Bethany shares, “I’m looking forward to expanding this specialty service to our region. I have seen first-hand the stress and burden carried by those living with a chronic wound. And I have also witnessed the impact that wound healing brings. That’s why I chose this specialty — to help patients heal and get back to living again.”

To learn more about the Wound Center at Winneshiek Medical Center, or to schedule an appointment, call 563-382-2911.

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