Ascension St. Vincent’s Blount plans to open a new wound center at its Oneonta campus Sept. 8.
Wound centers offer therapies designed to help stubborn wounds heal, particularly those related to diabetes, venous and pressure ulcers.
“We are continuously looking for ways to expand our specialty care to best care for the people of Blount County and surrounding communities,” said Greg Brown, administrator of Ascension St. Vincent’s Blount. “Wound care is a need we identified for this community, especially for our diabetic patient population, and we’ve worked diligently to bring this service to the hospital in an outpatient setting.”
Dr. Eric DuBois, a general surgeon, will oversee the new center. “The treatment of hard-to-heal wounds requires the unique care plan that comes from a dedicated wound center,” said DuBois. “It’s a privilege to bring this much-needed outpatient specialty care to the Ascension St. Vincent’s Blount campus.”
The 25-bed Ascension St. Vincent’s Blount is the only hospital in Blount County. It is part of the Birmingham-based St. Vincent’s system which, in turn, is part of the nationwide Catholic health care system Ascension.