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Wound and ostomy care

If you have a chronic or acute wound or an ostomy that needs care, you would be hard-pressed to find a more compassionate, experienced team than the wound care specialists at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC).

Most of our services are provided to inpatients. We also serve people in the community who are having wound or ostomy issues and have a provider referral—even if the ostomy procedure was done elsewhere.

Expert care from skilled staff

Our department employs a team of skilled nurses, including a certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse (a nationally recognized certification) who has recently co-chaired the Hawaii Association for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care annual wound care conference.

Our nurses work closely with providers, staff, patients and families to provide total, high-quality care that is customized to each individual.

Our wound and ostomy services

We treat all manner of acute and chronic wounds, including those related to:

After a referral is received, we perform a thorough chart review prior to meeting the patient. The wound is carefully assessed, and we make recommendations for treatment. For inpatients, nurses initiate negative pressure wound therapy and provide negative pressure dressing changes.

Most of the ostomies we treat have resulted from cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Our staff provides ostomy education to the patient and their family or caregiver before discharge. This ensures that the ostomy can be properly cared for after the patient leaves the hospital.

How to make referrals

Providers who would like to refer an outpatient to our department should contact the Lanai North unit at MMMC to arrange an appointment and Lanai North will make arrangements with our wound care team. Call Lanai North at 808.243.3097.