The Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center, managed by Healogics, Inc., provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.


That's where our Healing Center can help. With state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.

Call us at 507-831-0686 for more questions or to make an appointment.

What to Expect

What to expect from the first appointment
Patients are mostly referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment.  Upon referral to a Healogics Wound Care Center, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.

Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:

  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Radiology (including MRI)
  • Transcutaneous oxygen testing
  • Vascular studies, electrocardiogram
  • Ultrasound

After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.

Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit.

What is specialized wound care?
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regular basis for specialized treatments and documentation of the progress of your healing. You will also be fully instructed on how to do your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury. 

It is very important to remember that you are the most important part of your healing process.  Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. The Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy, including debridement, topical wound therapy, growth-factor therapy, tissue therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education.  When wounds persist, a specialized and comprehensive approach is required for healing.

Preparing for your treatments
After an initial consultation and examination at the center, you will receive complete instructions regarding your treatment.

Note: You should refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products during the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its effect on the blood vessels in your body.

If you are sick or on medication
If you have a cold or cough, the flu, sore throat, chills, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, inform the staff at the Center before your treatments begin. Also, alert the staff to any medications you are taking, or changes in medication during the course of your treatment. If you are diabetic, please eat properly and continue to take your prescribed medication to control your blood sugar level. (Note: your blood sugar level will also be checked during each visit to the Center.)

Wound Information

Chronic wounds: A growing problem

It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Chronic wounds represent a cost of more than $50 billion to the healthcare system. There are 30.3 million people (9.4% of population) have diabetes in the United States (US) and almost two million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound. Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way.

At the Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.

Partnership with the leading wound care management team leads to successful healing

Through a partnership with Healogics, Windom Area Health is able to offer a comprehensive center offering specialized wound care. Healogics is the world’s largest wound care management company with hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for nearly 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Of special importance to our hospital, Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 93%1 healing rate within 28 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.

A comprehensive team of wound care specialists

The Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center is designed to complement your physicians’ services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
  • A personalized wound treatment program

1When recommended course of treatment completed (2016)

Clinical Program Director

Naomi BachNaomi Bach, CNP, CWOCN

Clinical Program Director
Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Naomi received her CNP from Clark University in Dubuque, Iowa and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner.  She is certified through the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society as wound and ostomy nurse, and has specialized in wound and ostomy care since 2010.


Adam Nichols, DPM

Medical Director
Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Adam attended Oregon State University and Samuel Merritt University to become a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, TX, and his Fellowship in Wound Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern’s Department of Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. His scope of practice is in surgical and non-surgical management of bunions, hammertoes, neuromas/nerve problems, other deformities of the foot, ingrown toenails, foot pain, diabetic wounds and infections, flat feet, high-arched feet, arthritic joints, fractures, and dislocations of the foot and ankle. Dr. Nichols is board certified for foot surgery through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Lori McInerney

Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Lori received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Presentation College in Fairmont, MN with minors in Healthcare Administration and Psychology. She went on to receive her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner.

RN Staff

Jessica Pankratz, RN

Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Jessica has been a nurse for 13 years and worked in Long Term Care for most of her career, most recently as Director of Nursing at the Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Lake. She has always been interested in Wound Care as well and was very excited when the opportunity to work at the Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center presented itself. Jessica enjoys building relationships with patients and getting to know them. She really like seeing what the body can do to heal wounds and the different products/modalities that can be used at the Wound Center to aid in healing. Jessica has a husband and two children and she loves spending time with them as well as friends.

Tosha Mattison, RN

Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Tosha graduated from the RN program at Minnesota West in Worthington, Minnesota. She has experience in small home health agencies. Mattison has interest in working with different types of wounds and wound healing. Tosha has a husband and 3 daughters and enjoys being outdoors in her spare time.

Tari Phillips, RN, BSN

Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center
2150 Hospital Drive
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: 507-831-0686

Tari graduated from the RN program at Minnesota West in Worthington, Minnesota, then went on to receive her BSN from Aspen University in Denver, Colorado. Phillips has an interest in wound care and loves getting to know her patients, while helping them heal. She grew up in Scotland, South Dakota and currently resides in Jackson, Minnesota with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, doing DIY home projects, reading and gardening.

About Healogics, Inc.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of Wound Care Centers® throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Healogics technology-enabled wound care model supports the critical connection between patients with chronic wounds and multi-disciplinary teams for continuous, collaborative, patient-centered care.

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