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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound Center Update Regarding COVID-19
We continue to treat both existing and new patients. Patients do not need a referral to come to the Wound Center, you can call us directly.

At any given time, almost seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital uses the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remains current in new scientific advances in wound care. The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is a hospital-based outpatient service.

Who Needs Wound Care?

There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need wound care. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Wounds caused by circulatory problems (e.g. arterial ulcers)
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers (as a result of improper functioning of valves in the veins usually of the legs)
  • Pressure sores (e.g. bed sores)
  • Burns
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Post -radiation wounds

An Experienced Team

Patients referred to our Wound Care Center program benefit from a physician driven, comprehensive interdisciplinary approach. Integrating a team of wound care professionals increases the level of care, improves patients compliance and clinical outcomes.

We Specialize in Healing Chronic Wounds

If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keep millions of Americans just like you from doing things they love to do. But the Center for Wound Care can help you get your life back. Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. It's all we do. In fact, for most patients, the Center for Wound Care program leaves them completely healed in just a few months.

Insurance Coverage

Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures. Many health plans cover Center for Wound Care treatment. We will call to obtain insurance coverage before we begin treatment as coverage depends on a patient's specific plan. Patients are asked to bring their insurance cards with you when visiting the center.



Contact Information

For more information about the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, please call: Carol Niemi, Program Director, at (978) 669-5690


We are located in Gardner, Massachusetts, off of Route 2, approximately 50 miles west of Boston, and 30 miles north of Worcester.

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Patient Forms

Download a PDF of our Wound Care Center New Patient Form.



Download a PDF of our Wound Care Patient Referral Sheet. Please fax any referrals to (978) 669-5695 or email

Providers Who Specialize in Wound Care

Paula F. Angelini, DPM
Wound Care
Konstantino A. Avradopoulos, MD
Wound Care
Daniel Paknia, DPM
Wound Care
Kristina Gallant, MSN, FNP-C
Family Medicine
Wound Care