Brookings Health System Expands Wound Care Clinic Services

Posted: 7/11/2016

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of Avera Medical Group performs debridement, the removal of dead and damaged skin from a patient’s wound, at Brookings Hospital. Brookings Health System recently added debridement and amniografting to its existing same-day wound clinic services to enhance care options for wound patients.Brookings Health System recently expanded its existing same-day wound care clinic services to include amniografting and debridement, enhancing care options for wound patients. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of Avera Medical Group will perform the outpatient procedures at Brookings Hospital.

Amniografting applies skin substitutes to wounds on a weekly basis to enhance healing, control inflammation and reduce scarring. Debridement removes dead and damaged tissue from wounds to help a patient’s body recover naturally and develop new skin. Both procedures take between 30 to 60 minutes; patients may return home immediately following the procedure.

Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse Lisa Malone, RN, will assist Dr. Johnson during procedures. She is also available to treat patients with wounds caused by medical treatments, disease or injuries; or patients with ostomies, surgical openings that allow for the elimination of bodily waste.

A physician referral is required for wound care. For more information, please call (605) 696-8888 or visit www.brookingshealth.org/Wound.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.