Cottage Wound Healing Center
Galesburg Cottage Hospital, 695 North Kellogg Street, Galesburg, Il 61401
Call 309-345-4216 for more information or to arrange a tour. Map & Directions
Hours of operation
8am – 4:30pm M-F.
We Specialize in Healing Chronic Wounds
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keeps millions of Americans just like you from doing things they love to do. The Center for Wound Care can help you get your life back. Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. It's all we do. In fact, for most patients, the Center for Wound Care program leaves them completely healed in just a few months.
At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and vascular dis. Non-healing wounds also occur in pressure sores and traumatic wounds.
When Should I Consider Using the Cottage Wound Healing Center?
If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, ask your doctor about the Cottage Wound Healing Center.
An Experienced Team
Patients referred to our program benefit from a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach. Integrating a team of wound care professionals increases the level of care, improves patients compliance and clinical outcomes.
Who Needs Wound Care?
There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need wound care. They include, but are not limited to:
• Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
• Surgical wounds
• Peristomal skin irritations
• Soft tissue radionecrosis
• Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
• Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
• Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
• Traumatic wounds
Your First Visit
When you come in, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. They'll review your medical, wound and medication history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
Your Healing Program
When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Cottage Wound Healing Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, nutrition, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury.
You're a Vital Part of the Program
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You must keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. At any time you or your family members have questions, our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions.
How We Work with Your Doctor: The Cottage Wound Healing Center works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
The Team Approach Treatment of Non-healing Wounds
A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:
• Infectious disease management
• Physical therapy
• Vascular evaluation
• Laboratory evaluation
• Nutritional management
• Pain management
• Diabetic education
• Nuclear medicine
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures.
Many health plans cover the treatment. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the center.