The Palmetto Health Tuomey Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, offering hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as disease management and diabetes care.
In addition to tissue oxygenation, the center also employs the use of vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement. Conditions treated include diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, soft tissue radiation injuries, necrotizing infections and compromised skin grafts and flaps.
Our contact information
The Wound Healing Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Patients are seen by appointment only and do not need to have a referral from a physician. Patients can self-refer. We accept all insurances currently accepted by the hospital.
We are located in Suite 300, Third Floor of Medical Office Building Two on the campus of Palmetto Health Tuomey in downtown Sumter, SC.
For more information about our services, please call at (803) 774-8715.
Focus on the Patient
The center treats patients with chronic and advanced conditions which have not responded to previous therapies. After performing a thorough exam of a new patient's wound, including taking photographs to track wound healing progress, the center's clinical staff becomes a partner with the patient's doctor.
Through regular reports and phone calls, the center works with the patient’s doctors and other experts in the program to develop a total approach to treatment and care.
Evidence-based and best practice driven treatments mean patients do not undergo any treatment or progress to a new level of treatment until the need is clearly indicated. Patients may self-refer; in most instances treatments are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans without requiring a referral.
Wound Care Specialists
Underlying conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease often delay healing of wounds. Doctors who refer patients to a wound healing center include:
- Primary care physicians
- Internal medicine physicians
- General, orthopedic and vascular surgeons
- Oral maxillofacial surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Gastro-intestinal specialists
- Radiation oncologists
- Home health agencies
- Nursing home physicians
- Emergency medicine specialists
Physicians, nurses and technicians are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management as well as updated with breaking information about the industry, policies and procedures.
The center's clinical staff has the opportunity to receive more than 40 hours of advanced training at the National Healing Institute at The Ohio State University.
A National Healing managed wound center
The center is managed by Florida-based National Healing Corporation, an industry leader which accounts for 30 percent of all managed wound centers in the United States.
National Healing Corporation has earned the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for wound care.