(EFFINGHAM, IL) – Dr. Jeff Jenson, family medicine, recently joined St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center’s care team to see patients one clinic a week at the center. The hospital’s Wound Healing Center which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics to rejuvenate the body's innate ability to heal.
He joins the other medical providers who serve patients on a weekly basis at the center: Dr. Jeff Brummer, medical director; Dr. Jason McAllaster, general surgery; Dr. Thomas Heischmidt, internal medicine; and Cory Hess, APRN. These providers serve alongside the specially trained staff of the Wound Healing Center: Mary Huffman, director; Patsy Lilly, RN, CWCA, clinical coordinator; Jeremiah Roberts, RN, HBO safety director; Tory Buhnerkempe, RN, CWCA; Cindy Einhorn, RN; Gena Jones, RN; Jennifer Lohman, LPN; Sarah Williams, CNA; and Pam Westfall, front office coordinator.
By serving one day a week at the Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics™ network, Dr. Jenson will collaborate with a network of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.
Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.
The Wound Healing Center cares for people that have chronic wounds. Patients can be referred by their family doctors or can refer themselves by calling St. Anthony’s Wound Healing Center to make an appointment at 217-347-3565.
About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 500 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please call 1-800-373-HEAL (4325).