The Wound Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital reopened its doors on July 16th, with a new location at 2800 Chicago Avenue South (kitty-corner from Abbott Northwestern Hospital) in Minneapolis. The Clinic is in Suite 400. Along with the new location, the clinic has a new treatment approach focusing on supporting primary care through its distinct services.
As co-directors of the Wound Clinic, we are excited to be open and serving patients again. The Clinic closed in December 2000 after a variety of circumstances caused us to cease the operation of a hospital-based wound clinic.
The primary function of the new Wound Clinic is to diagnose and treat referred patients with vascular problems, diabetes, arterial insufficiency and other complex, chronic, non-healing extremity wounds. We use the expertise of vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, enterostomal therapists, orthopedic technicians, pedorthists and prosthetists to provide comprehensive care for difficult wounds. The Abbott Northwestern clinic is the only specialized wound clinic within Allina Hospitals & Clinics.
The goal of the clinic is to give our patients services otherwise unavailable to them, either because of their location or their primary care center’s capabilities. At the same time, we will be a resource to referring physicians so they can complete the treatment plan goals when patients are referred back to them.
For more information on the Wound Clinic, call 612-863-3110.