SERVICES AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL GROUP WOUND CARE CLINIC INCLUDE:
- Individual and ongoing evaluation of wound status
- Wound debridement and wound dressings
- Compression therapy/dressings
- Modalities aimed at increasing the rate of healing
- Holistic approach taking into consideration nutrition, disease processes, the musculoskeletal system, activity level, and the underlying cause of the wound.
Our team works in tandem with primary care, surgeons, and inpatient teams to ensure all-inclusive care on-site as well as education for home care. Our wound care team takes pride in exceeding our patient’s expectations and expediting healing through their comprehensive care model.
“I have a deep gratitude for the wonderful care being given to me by the whole team of staff at South West Memorial wound care. As a patient off and on since 2010 I have experienced the growing strides in technology and devotion from all the staff to giving the best care possible. Thank you for all you do.” – Patient Feb 19, 2021
“As a patient, currently being treated in wound care, I have made the following observations. The level of professionalism is outstanding. Both Ms. Stevens, and her assistant, Nikki, take the utmost care in the patient’s comfort. This is so appreciated.
Also noteworthy is the personalized approach to the patient.
Ms. Stevens is an asset to SW Health Services, and I will highly recommend the Wound Care Clinic to others.” – Feb 25, 2021
Wendy Stevens, ACNP, FCCS runs SHS’s Wound Care program and brings 20 year’s critical care and hospitalist experience including large city hospitals in PA, MD, FL and NM. Her experience in critical access rural hospitals started in 2017. In recent years, Wendy has focused on wound care in both acute and chronic disease processes as well as Infectious Disease. She completed her BSN at the University of Michigan and her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania and has specialized training in Vascular Access – Central, Arterial, PICC, and Hemodialysis lines, and Critical Care. Ms. Stevens has been a preceptor and lecturer on numerous acute care topics at Univ. of Pennsylvania and Univ. of NM for ACNP students.
Wendy has lived in Durango for 13 years as a traveling Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys mountain biking and backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains. She has served in mission work in Nicaragua and Guatemala and other villages in Central and South American countries since
2009. Wendy hopes to continue to volunteer internationally where a variety of dermatological diseases persist without treatment.
“Wound care is a complex specialty that involves challenging one’s patience and attention to detail while engaging in what’s known as time-sensitive disease management. I find it very rewarding to watch others heal. It is my hope to approach wounds from many angles drawing from my experience as a proceduralist and hospital-based Nurse Practitioner. I’ve experienced how sick people can become if intervention isn’t done without using a team- oriented approach and adhering to close follow up. I’m happy to be a part of a proactive group of people and I feel that I have the same vision as many who work at SHS. I truly love the different cultures we see at SHS and I feel the Wound Care clinic has so much potential to continue to
improve the health of our community.”
– Wendy Stevens, ACNP, FCCS
Send referrals to Southwest Medical Group Wound Care Clinic by calling 970.564.2662.