307.672.1000 • 1401 West 5th St. Sheridan, WY
307.672.10001401 West 5th St. Sheridan, WY

 

Wound Care

If you have a chronic wound, it is not only painful and inconvenient, but it may put your health at a greater risk if not properly treated. Let our wound care experts take care of you.

WHAT IS A WOUND?

When you have a serious health problem such as diabetes, heart disease or a circulatory disorder, you can become more susceptible to developing a chronic wound.

Most chronic wounds are not injury based. In fact, the more common chronic wounds are complex surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and trauma wounds.

There are a few different types of ulcers:
  • Diabetic ulcers usually occur on the foot or the leg as a result of poor arterial circulation, nerve damage and pressure
  • Venous stasis ulcers are a result of poor venous circulation
  • Pressure ulcers are caused by unrelieved pressure over more bony areas
  • Arterial ulcers are caused by poor circulation, or hardening of the arteries

In most cases, if you have a simple wound, it can be treated at home and heal properly on its own. However, some wounds are more serious.

If you have a wound that has not shown signs of healing after four weeks, ask your physician if you should be seen by a wound care specialist, or call Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic at 307.672.1161 and ask to speak to a wound care specialist.

Learn more about acute and chronic wounds
 


About Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic

If you are in need of treatment for a chronic wound, The Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic is an outpatient clinic conveniently located inside Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Our formal wound care program has been caring for our community since 2005. Our trained staff members are regionally known for their expertise in wound care.

Before we evaluate and treat your wound, you will receive a thorough examination, including:
  • Evaluation by a physician
  • Medical history
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Functional mobility

Your care may include diagnostic procedures such as blood tests, X-ray, CT, or MRI scan to determine the extent of your wound.

additional wound services
 

How do I Make an Appointment?

If you have a wound that involves a break in the skin, which has shown no signs of healing after four weeks, or if you have a complicated surgical wound, you are considered a candidate for the wound care clinic.

A referral from your physician or medical provider is preferred. If you have questions about your wound or wound care services, please feel free to call us at 307.672.1161.
 

Hours of Operation

Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic
Monday-Thursday by appointment
 

Location

Northeast Wyoming Wound Clinic is located just inside Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s main entrance at:

1401 West 5th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801

PATIENT STORY

Jennifer Crouse
 
Jennifer (Jen) Crouse considers herself somewhat of an authority on how healthcare should be delivered. During her 16-year healthcare career, she served in a number of professional capacities, including hospital administration. But a hospitalization in her youth, for a spinal cord injury that she sustained in a car accident, is what ultimately set her on the path of wanting to help others. 
 
“After being hospitalized for several months with my injury,” Jen recalls “I had good insight of what it was like to be a patient. I knew I wanted to be in a profession where I could assure patient care experiences were the best possible.”
 
As a hospital administrator, Jen paid close attention to patient care details. Other factors important to her included hospital smells, cleanliness and esthetic looks.
 
Last year when Jen required urgent medical attention, she naturally scrutinized the medical surroundings and care she received. Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s facilities, services, staff and physicians did not disappoint her.
 
Within a few weeks of moving to Sheridan, to take over as the new executive director of the Sheridan College Foundation, Jen developed a wound and became ill with a fever. 
 
“So new to the community, I didn’t have a doctor. I didn’t know anything about the hospital or its services,” says Jen. When I called Big Horn Mountain Medicine and explained what was going on, staff got me in to see Autumn Barrett, PA-C immediately. It all happened so quickly and efficiently. I was told, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll take care of you.’”
 
For the next six weeks, Jen required outpatient services in Wound Care three times a week.
 
“Every interaction I had throughout my care was amazing,” says Jen. “Everyone was always so kind and friendly. From the moment I arrived in the parking lot, I was assisted. The staff handling the front desk greeted both my son and me by name. Savannah and the wound care team were exceptional. They took good care of me. They also provided me with the special supplies that I needed for home care. Despite the difficult circumstance, it was a great overall experience.”
 
Jen went on to say that the standard of care is higher here than what she would have imagined for a community this size.  
 
“Compared to other hospitals I have worked in or visited, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a great hospital,” says Jen. “It’s super impressive.” 
 
Jen says her family’s move to Sheridan in and of itself was a big transition in their lives, without having to contend with additional worry.
 
“I haven’t required this level of patient care since my car accident,” says Jen. “It’s been over a year since I was treated and yet, I can still feel the emotional aspects of it if I think back. One thing certain, the care I received here was nothing short of a blessing.”
 
 
 
 

Patient stories

Jennifer Crouse
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