Advanced Care for Wound Healing Now Close to Home

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 12:00 am

KANKAKEE, IL (October 12, 2012) – For many people, healing a wound can be much more complex than applying some antibiotic cream and a Band-Aid. It can mean the need for specialized care at a center specifically trained to deal with nonhealing, or chronic wounds.

Riverside Medical Center is bringing that care close to home for its community members. The Wound Center at 401 N. Wall Street in Kankakee will open October 23.

Drs. Asima Hussaini, Alyce Jackson, David Beezhold and Fabriola Espinoza and a team of specialized nurses and therapists with more than 35 years of combined wound experience will provide the excellent care needed to achieve successful outcomes.

If you have a wound that has not improved in two weeks or healed within a month, contact your physician—you may benefit from a referral to The Wound Center.

“Patients who are referred to the Wound Center will receive a comprehensive evaluation by one of our physicians, any necessary diagnostic testing will be done and a plan of care will be established,” said Rebecca Schiltz, Wound Center director. “We are excited to be able to offer the services our community needs on a daily and weekly basis.”

The Wound Center’s staff is also trained in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and is ready to care for patients with its two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers.

The most common type of chronic wound is lower extremity ulcers. Others include surgical, diabetic, arterial, burns, dermatitis and radiation. Any wound, however, can become a chronic wound.

For more information, call The Wound Center at (815) 935-7260. To learn more about the ways Riverside is making great care even better, visit


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Judy Pretto
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
815-935-7544 Ext. 6764

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