Most wounds, including minor cuts and scratches, burns and abrasions, heal on their own within two to four weeks. However, sometimes wounds take longer to heal - or stop healing altogether - due to blood flow problems, infection, underlying health conditions or poor nutrition. When this happens, the unhealed or non-healing wound is defined as a chronic wound. These wounds typically do not get better on their own, and require special care.
The wound care teams at MultiCare include specially trained nurses, physicians and nurse practitioners who have dedicated their careers to advanced wound care. We apply evidence-based medical and surgical techniques that focus on treating the cause of chronic wounds and healing them quickly, so that you can get back to your life.
With our focus on outcomes and our commitment to use available modern treatments and techniques, our team often beats the national average for healing chronic wounds.
A feature of our services is our Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) program, which utilizes two of the most comfortable and up-to-date, large HBOT chambers in the region.
Expert teamwork, coordinated care, advanced technologies and excellent outcomes are all locally accessible and available at MultiCare Wound Care.
Your wound care team may include:
The team treats all types of skin ulcers:
Treatment methods may include:
MultiCare Auburn Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
1 East Main Street
Auburn, WA 98002
MultiCare Puyallup Wound Healing Center
400 15th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
First floor of the Dr. Richard C. Ostenson Cancer Center.
MultiCare Tacoma Wound Healing Center
315 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405