Center for Wound Care

UM UCH Center for Wound Care & Ostomy Care
University of Maryland Harford
Memorial Hospital (UM HMH)
501 South Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

You no longer have to live with a wound that won't heal.
Chronic Wounds CAN Be Healed

Sherif H. Osman, M.D.
Medical Director
Mark Gonze, M.D., FACS
Surgical Director
The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) Center for Wound Care at UM HMH offers a comprehensive, patient centered approach to treating wounds. Our physicians specialize in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Podiatry and Vascular Surgery and are all specialty trained in wound care. Our nursing team is highly experienced and board certified in the care of wounds, ostomies and continence issues.

Many factors affect the healing of wounds. Diabetes, weight gain, heart diseases, poor circulation, autoimmune and medications are just a few of the conditions that can slow down or stop a wound from healing. Our skilled physicians and staff provide a comprehensive program designed to heal the wounds, educate the patient and prevent recurrence.

Patients undergo a complete assessment to identify the underlying cause of the wound, and an individualized treatment plan is developed. When indicated, consultations in vascular surgery, endocrinology, nutrition, infectious disease, orthotics, compression therapy and other disciplines are facilitated. We work directly with the primary and/or referring physician to keep them informed of the patient's progress.

Signs or Symptoms to report to your Physician

The wound gets larger or deeper.
The wound does not begin to show signs of healing in 2-4 weeks.
There are any of the signs of infections listed below:
  • Increased wound pain
  • Increased drainage
  • Odor
  • Redness or warmth around the wound
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Fever or chills
  • Your general health becomes worse

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