Wound Care Services
Rumford Hospital is a regional facility that offers wound care to residents in Oxford County and the surrounding areas. Our comprehensive wound care team — a satellite program of Central Maine Medical Center’s Comprehensive Wound Center — provides the specialized care and treatments of a large hospital with the small community feel of a local hospital. At Rumford Hospital, our patients receive personalized attention from a group of providers dedicated to their healing.
Types of Wounds We Treat
Rumford Hospital offers advanced care for most slow-healing or non-healing wounds. Some of these include:
- Arterial ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
Physicians at Rumford Hospital also collaborate with other specialists who care for conditions associated with acute or chronic wounds, including:
- Ostomy and stoma
Wound Care Services and Treatments
Our team will create an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your injury or health condition. Your provider may recommend one of the following treatments to assist healing:
- Compression therapy. Compression stockings or bandages can be used to help a wound heal faster by promoting healthy blood flow. Patients with venous ulcers and lymphedema benefit from compression therapy.
- Debridement. This procedure removes dead or inflamed tissue from a wound so it can heal.
- Negative pressure wound therapy. This type of treatment, also called vacuum-assisted closure therapy, provides a wound with the blood flow and moisture necessary for healing. Negative pressure wound therapy is beneficial for patients with large open wounds and diabetic ulcers.
- Skin substitutes. A bioengineered skin substitute is used to help the wound close and accelerate skin healing. Patients with extensive skin loss or burns may benefit from this advanced treatment.
- Total contact casting. A total contact cast is used to treat diabetic ulcers. The cast keeps weight off of the ulcer to help it heal faster.
Why Choose Rumford Hospital for Wound Care
As a satellite program of the Comprehensive Wound Center, Rumford Hospital offers the expertise of a local team of specialists and certified wound and ostomy nurses who benefit from the training and resources available at a larger hospital. Our Rumford location also has a certified foot care nurse as a valuable member of the wound team. Having a certified foot care specialist as a part of the wound care team benefits healthy patients who can not perform normal foot care due to vision, orthopedic or neurologic deficits as well as helping patients with co-morbid conditions that could lead to a high risk of trauma or infection from inadequate foot care.
Our registered nurses keep patients informed throughout the entire wound treatment process. They are committed to educating patients during therapies and provide guidance on preventing further injury or diabetes-related wounds. Because of the size of our wound care program, patients have access to our team’s undivided attention, which may help them recover more quickly.
The wound care team at Rumford Hospital sees patients every Monday through Thursday for consultations as well as inpatient or outpatient treatments
For more information about wound care services at Rumford Hospital call 207-369-1130