Published: February 18, 2021
ST. JOHNS, MI – Sparrow Clinton Hospital announces the opening of its new wound care program, an outpatient setting that offers a comprehensive approach for patients who need wound care.
The Sparrow Clinton Wound Clinic team features nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care.
Mark Weismiller, M.D., medical director of the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Wound Clinic, and Nurse Practitioner Kelli Isralson-Brown helped lead the new clinic.
“Between five and seven million Americans experience at least one form of a wound that requires advanced care annually, and the incidence of these wounds is increasing by approximately 10 percent each year.”
“Many of these individuals suffer from wounds that refuse to heal despite conventional treatment. These wounds seldom involve a simple answer.”
Patients are examined by clinical staff and each patient is evaluated for all possible related conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with proper healing. The care team follows evidence-based clinical pathways to determine why wounds are not healing, then develops individual treatment plans based on the most effective technologies available to provide maximum healing and relief.
“We work with each patient’s primary care provider to ensure seamless delivery of appropriate care for non-healing wounds,” said Kelli Isralson-Brown, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, nurse practitioner for the new program. “With the right approach and the latest evidence-based practices for wound healing, our care team can provide healing and relief for our patients.”
The Sparrow Clinton Wound Clinic is located inside Sparrow Clinton Hospital. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call 989.227.3345.
Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.