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Wound Healing Center

Sometimes, despite time and personal attention, a wound develops that is too big, too deep, too hard to heal without professional help. That's where Community Hospital's Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric Medicine program comes in.

Each day, from 20 to 30 patients are seen at the wound care clinics at the hospital. In each case, a physician assesses the wound, prepares a diagnostic evaluation, and works with nurse a case manager to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Once a month, the doctors meet to discuss particularly difficult cases and collaborate on action plans. Most plans involve a series of visits in which the wound is cleaned to avoid infection, dead tissue is removed or debrided, and the wound is dressed. But many other measures can be and are taken to ensure that underlying causes are determined and addressed and healing is promoted.

Sometimes, what seems like the simplest wound, if left to heal on its own, becomes a complex wound because of underlying problems. Community Hospital's interdisciplinary team  get to the root of it and resolve the problems so the wound can heal.

The wound care program also uses two hyperbaric oxygen chambers to bring a high concentration of pure oxygen to damaged tissue. The pressurized oxygen in the chamber gets into the blood plasma and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, which is  important and beneficial in wound healing.

 The wound healing clinic at the hospital is staffed by physicians with diverse specialty areas that include:

  • Dr. Richard Zug, Medical Director of the wound care program and general surgeon. 
  • Dr. Patrick Feehan, radiation oncology issues
  • Dr. Michelle Horne, internist
  • Dr. Edward Johnson, HBO and wound care specialist
  • Dr. Len Popky, Emergency Department 
  • Dr. Matthew Romans, plastic surgery
  • Dr. Jeremy Silk, plastic surgery
  • Dr. Scott Smith, podiatrist, specializes in foot and leg wounds


Contact us:

Patients do not need a doctor's referral to be treated in the wound care program. For more information, please call (831) 625-4742.


We are located upstairs from Outpatient Surgery past the conference rooms.


Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.