Memorial Medical Center Opens Wound Care Center

November 10, 2014

First freestanding Wound Care Center in Las Cruces 

More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds where healing has been impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy. 

The opening of Memorial Medical Center’s Wound Care Center at 2735 Northrise Drive brings our community state-of-the-art equipment and treatment protocols to help heal chronic wounds. Treatment includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.  Hyperbaric chambers at the Center provide high concentrations of oxygen to expedite healing in a comfortable setting that allows patients to watch TV, listen to music or even take a nap.

“We are excited to be able to provide quality wound care to the patients in Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico.” said Joseph Penn, RN, BSN, Director of the new Wound Care Center. “As part of our mission, we are committed to advancing wound healing by creating and sharing our wound care expertise; everywhere we can, for every patient who would benefit, by the best means available.”

A member of the Healogics™ network, MMC’s Wound Care Center employs a rigorous scientific approach for each patient to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.  The Healogics™ network, comprised of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals, is committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise. There are more than 500 Healogics™ wound care centers across the nation, treating more than 200,000 patients.

Likely candidates for treatment at MMC’s Wound Care Center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days. 

For more information on the Wound Care Center, call (575) 532-4399.