Published on December 22, 2021

New Wound Treatment Center Improves Access to Advanced Healing in West Branch

Photo of Arnold Hamel cutting the ribbon in front of the Wound Treatment Center in West Branch, surrounded by administrators, board members and staff

Arnold Hamel, center, of Rose City, cuts the ribbon marking the opening of the new Wound Treatment Center at 2375 M-30, adjacent to MyMichigan Medical Center West Branch. Hamel was the first patient to receive care in the new facility that opened December 20, 2021. A partnership between MyMichigan Health and Healogics, the Wound Treatment Center provides advanced treatment for difficult-to-heal wounds

WEST BRANCH, Mich. – Patients in West Branch now have a more convenient, state-of-the-art facility to receive advanced treatment for difficult-to-heal wounds. MyMichigan Health, in partnership with Healogics, opened its new Wound Treatment Center at 2375 M-30, adjacent to MyMichigan Medical Center West Branch. This facility replaces the wound clinic that was located in the Medical Arts Center on Houghton Avenue.

“While the new Wound Treatment Center is closer to the hospital and the Emergency Department for better coordination of care, patients can also expect the same excellent care by the same Wound Center team,” said Ray Stover, president, MyMichigan Medical Centers in West Branch and Gladwin. “By relocating this service, we were able to build a new, more up-to-date facility at the Houghton Avenue location, which will enable us to bring more providers and services to West Branch.”

Arnold Hamel of Rose City was the first patient to receive care in the new facility. Just prior to his appointment on December 20, he cut the ribbon that officially marked the grand opening. The Wound Treatment team has been serving patients in West Branch for 10 years, with more than 4,000 wounds healed so far.

The new facility was designed to improve patient access and provide a more soothing, healing environment.

“Many of our patients use devices such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs and portable oxygen tanks, and that can make it challenging to maneuver in older buildings or small spaces,” said Lisa Warack, P.A.-C., a wound care provider at the new facility. “Our new building features front-row parking, a street-level automated entrance and a spacious waiting area that will make it easier for our patients to access their care. Our patients are like family to us, and the new facility also has a welcoming atmosphere with lots of natural light and a cozy fireplace that make it feel less imposing and more like home.”

Those who would like to learn more about the Wound Treatment Center may visit www.mymichigan.org/wound or to make an appointment may call (989) 343-3790.

About Healogics

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 300,000 patients received advanced wound care through a network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. Healogics also partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 60 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative offers peer-reviewed research and advanced analytics in the pursuit of not only better outcomes, but a better way to provide care.