Medical Services

Wound Care Center

If you have a wound that isn't healing, the award winning Patrick T. Birrer Wound Care Centers can help you. Our experts offer a comprehensive, specialized program to help patients who suffer with non-healing wounds.

At the St. Elizabeth Care Centers, patients are provided with advanced care in treating chronic and non-healing wounds. Many people, especially the older adults or individuals with diabetes, have sores, cuts or open areas of skin that are not healing properly. Collectively, these breaks in the skin are called wounds.

What are some of the common diagnoses?

  • Venous Insufficiency (leg swelling with open wounds)
  • Arterial Insufficiency (poor circulation)
  • Trauma
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic/Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Cysts/Infections
  • Lymphedema (leg swelling)
  • Wounds that have not healed in 4 weeks or longer
  • Ostomy care

What can I expect during a visit to the Wound Care Center?

Our team of providers includes vascular and general surgeons, podiatrists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, family practitioners and internal medicine specialists. Our staff will work closely with your primary care physician and other specialists to ensure that you receive the best quality of care.

Your specialized plan of care and treatment may include:

  • Wound Cleansing (Sharp or Mechanical Debridement)
  • Dressing Changes
  • Compression Therapy
  • Total Contact Casting
  • Wound VAC System
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Regular Visits to the Wound Care Center

Throughout your treatment, the wound care team will communicate with your physician about your care and explain ways to safely continue and improve your daily activities. 

Your physician at the Wound Care Center may also refer you for additional care, treatment or services including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Vascular Testing
  • Home Health Care
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Diabetes Education Classes provided by Certified Diabetes Educators

Whom can I contact regarding a problem wound?

If you have a wound that is not healing properly, getting worse, or causing discomfort or pain, please contact your primary care physician or provider. A referral is required before you can be scheduled for an appointment at the Wound Care Center.

Left without appropriate clinical treatment, wounds can worsen resulting in localized or widespread infection. Find treatment today. 



The Patrick T. Birrer Wound Care Centers have been recognized with the following awards:

  • Healogics Center of Distinction (Covington, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016; Ft. Thomas, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016)
  • Healogics Center of the Year (Covington, 2010; Ft. Thomas, 2013)
  • Healogics Center of Excellence (Covington, 2009 and 2014; Ft. Thomas, 2013, 2014 and 2016)