P.O. Box 800
68 Harris Bushville Road
Harris, NY 12742
GROVER M. HERMANN HOSPITAL
8881 NYS Route 97
Callicoon, NY 12723
The Wound Care program at Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) works closely with the Diabetes Education program to promote the healing of patients suffering with chronic wounds. These two areas are closely related. More than 50% of the patients in the Wound Care unit are people living with diabetes.
A wound is an injury involving a break in the skin. Wounds that do not heal in a timely fashion (generally 2 weeks) are chronic wounds. Chronic wounds cause pain, discomfort and limited mobility. Chronic wounds may result in reclusive behavior and other social and economic consequences.
Chronic wounds often result from other serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and circulation disorders. Other contributing factors include poor nutrition and abnormal pressure on skin over bony areas.
Venous stasis ulcers are the most common type of leg ulcer and result from poor venous circulation (venous insufficiency). Pressure ulcers are usually caused by unrelieved pressure and generally found over a bony prominence. Patients who are elderly, malnourished, bedridden or paralyzed are more prone to this type of wound. Arterial ulcers usually result from "poor circulation" or "hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis). These ulcers can be very painful and occur on the toes or feet.
The CRMC Wound Care team includes:
All our physicians are Board Certified in their special fields. In addition, many team members have obtained Board Certification in the relatively new specialty of Wound Care Management.
CRMC's Wound Care program provides a broad range of state-of-the art and specialized services including: