Clinic In Focus: St. Vincent Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Clinic In Focus:

    Vincent Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Location:

    3801 Bellemeade Ave. Suite 110
    Evansville, IN 47714

  • Website/Phone:

    (812) 485-7330

  • How long in business:

    Wound Care: 6 years
    Hyperbarics: 3 years

  • How many chambers:


  • Chamber type(s):

    Perry Baromedical Sigma 36 and Sigma 40

  • How many physicians/nurses/CHTs:

    2 physicians
    1 chamber technician
    1 safety director/program director
    6 RNs

  • Medical director:

    Maureen P. Kuhrt, MD

  • Podiatrist:

    Sarah Voelkel, DPM

  • Date of UHMS accreditation:

    September 18, 2018

If an accredited facility, how has seeking UHMS accreditation affected your clinic? Seeking and obtaining accreditation has helped us keep the utmost important safety and policies at the forefront of our care. We have always treated with a mindset of “safety first,” however, this gives us the extra check and balance system in order to excel. It keeps our attention on smaller things that have the potential to be overlooked. Our patients can feel confident in the fact they are receiving the very best care, knowing that no detail is overlooked and no step is missed. Accreditation has also given our amazing clinicians the recognition they deserve.

What are the most common indications treated at your clinic? At this time, we aren’t set up to treat emergent indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but, this is an eventual goal of ours for the future. Most commonly treated indications at our clinic include the following:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

  1. Wagner Grade 3 diabetic foot ulcers
  2. Osteoradionecrosis
  3. Soft tissue radiation injury
  4. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  5. Flap failure
  6. Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Wound Clinic:

  1. Diabetic foot ulcers
  2. Ulcers related to venous insufficiency
  3. Ulcers related to arterial insufficiency
  4. Burns and traumatic wounds
  5. Pressure related injuries/ulcers

What is the most memorable treatment success story that has come out of your clinic? In March of this year, we had a 48-year-old female with a new diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. She presented to us with a very large diabetic foot ulcer (8.6 cm x 7.1 cm x .1 cm) with underlying osteomyelitis and at risk for a life-altering amputation. Thankfully we were able to treat her with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. After 42 dives, in conjunction with advanced wound care, she was completely healed and able to return back to her normal daily activities.

Do you work with a management company? If so, which one? Yes! We proudly work with Outpatient Integrated Strategies.

If you had to pick one thing to attribute your clinic’s success to, what would it be? Dedication and teamwork! Without a doubt, our clinicians are the most loyal/dedicated group of individuals. We have a very low (staff) turnover rate and each one of them shows up daily, dedicated to providing the utmost quality care to our patients. They work together, no matter how large or small the task, to get things done safely and correctly. They truly are the backbone of our clinic.

What is one marketing recommendation that you can make to help clinics increase their patient load? Do your research. We all know what indications are typically approved, but that doesn’t mean they are prevalent to your specific demographical area. The key is keeping it simple and directly related to the individual practices and/or groups to which you’re marketing. Make traveling marketing materials indication-specific to keep the attention of the potential referring provider. They are all very busy, so being clear and concise will go a long way.

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