|UM UCH Center for Wound Care and Ostomy Clinic at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital
501 South Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Sherif Osman, M.D., CWS, FAPWCA
Dr. Osman started the first Wound Clinic in Harford County. He
is a Certified Wound Specialist, a fellow of the American Wound
Care Association, a member of the Association for the Advancement
of Wound Care and board certified in Internal Medicine.
Mark Gonze, M.D., FACS
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) Center for Wound Care at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH)
is committed to improving an individual's quality of life by diagnosing
and treating problem wounds, utilizing advanced wound care technologies.
Most major insurance companies provide coverage for
The Center for Wound Care services.
- Advanced wound care provided
by physician experts in the fields of wound care, vascular surgery, general
surgery and podiatry; general surgery, and podiatry;
- Vascular assessment through the hospital’s
vascular ultrasound department;
- Infection assessment and intervention;
- Topical growth
factor therapy and bioengineered skin substitutes;
- Debridements, biopsies,
and incision and drainage;
- Ancillary support from the departments of
Nuclear Medicine, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services, Nutrition
and Home Health care services;
- Case management and Dietician support utilizing a disease
- Patient and family education and support
- While the Center for Wound Care focuses on delivering
comprehensive and advanced wound care, the
comfort and needs of our patients are (always) also the primary focus
of our team
Ostomy Clinic and Support Group
The Ostomy Clinic at the Center for Wound Care offers
individuals requiring ostomies access to long-term
care provided by a Certified Ostomy Nurse Specialist. Located at UM HMH, the Ostomy
Clinic provides a full- range of services to individuals with an ostomy
(colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy).
The Clinic team assesses and treats skin problems, complications and
appliance issues, and provides post-
teaching and routine care.
Ostomy Support Group
The UM UCH Ostomy Support Group offers education, tips, support
and an opportunity for individuals who have an iliosostomy, colostomy or urostomy to meet fellow
ostomates. The group is held
monthly on Sundays from 2 to 3 pm in the Center for Wound and Ostomy
Care at UM HMH
(second floor). The 2011 meeting dates are as follows: 4/10, 5/1, 6/12,
9/18, 10/16 and 11/20. To register,
please contact the Center for Wound Care at 443-843-6600.
of Conditions Treated
Wound care management can benefit
individuals with the following conditions:
- Chronic venous ulcers;
- Arterial ulcers;
- Pressure ulcers;
- Chronic osteomyelitis with open wounds;
tissue damage with open wounds;
- Rehabilitation Services, Nutrition, and Home Health care services;
- Wound of unknown cause.
These types of wounds typically
occur in individuals who suffer from diabetes, congestive heart failure,
stroke, vascular disease, cancer, venous thrombosis, trauma, obesity,
peripheral vascular disease or surgical or spinal cord injury complications.
The First Step to Healing
The UM UCH Center for Wound Care at UM HMH has a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals working
together to ensure individuals receive comprehensive treatment and wound
care management personalized to their individual needs.
There are reasons why a wound won’t heal. The
specialists and nurses collaborate with the individual's primary care
physician to evaluate the wound, address underlying medical conditions,
and review the patient’s history to identify the cause. After a
diagnosis has been made, treatment options are discussed
and the process begins to closely monitor the wound and adjust the course
of treatment as needed to improve results.
Advanced Technologies in a Healing Environment
If you are one of the 5 million Americans living with chronic, non-healing
wounds, the UM UCH Center for Wound Care offers scientifically
proven treatment protocols, and advanced wound care technologies. While
the Center for Wound Care focuses on delivering comprehensive and advanced
wound care, the comfort and needs of our patients are always the primary
focus of our team. The team will assist with the scheduling of tests
and studies; many of which can be done the same day as the visit. Physician
referrals are required for treatment at the Center.
Patient/Family education and support are also vital
to wound healing and our team of specialists provides both with each
visit. When a patient’s
plan of care is complete, a comprehensive report will be sent to the
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