Wound Care

Stormont Vail Health Wound Care Center

With physical locations in Topeka and Flint Hills, the Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Campus Wound Center brings leading wound care services closer to home.

Conditions We Treat

Diabetic ulcers

Neuropathic & ischemic ulcers

Pressure ulcers

Surgical & traumatic wounds

Venous insufficiency

Stormont Vail Wound Care Center Delivers Expert Care for Complex Conditions

Sometimes, a wound is as simple as a paper cut or a scraped knee. This type of wound is usually minor and may be able to clear up on its own without needing more than a bandage or a little antiseptic cream. However, some wounds require specialized treatment.

That’s where the Stormont Vail Wound Care Center steps in. Our specialists undergo extensive training in the latest treatments and practices, including clinical treatments, therapies, and support services to treat acute and chronic non-healing wounds, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic and ischemic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical and traumatic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency

Treatments Available at the Stormont Vail Wound Care Center

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Collapse

Your body’s tissues require an adequate oxygen supply to function correctly. Wounded or damaged tissue needs even more oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the blood’s oxygen levels to deliver 15 to 20 times more oxygen than average to the tissues. This process improves wounded tissue functioning, recovery, and infection prevention.

During HBOT, you lie in an enclosed chamber and breathe pure oxygen. The air pressure is increased to three times higher than average, allowing your lungs to gather more oxygen than they would typically be able to at regular air pressure. If you have any of these conditions, your provider may recommend HBOT:

  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (recurring bacterial infection in the bone or bone marrow)
  • Crush injury (physical trauma from extended compression of the torso, limbs, or other body part)
  • Gangrene (death of body tissue due to a serious bacterial infection or lack of blood flow to the tissue)
  • Diabetic ulcers (sores) in the feet or legs
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Skin or bone infections
  • Skin grafts or flaps at risk for tissue death
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis (tissue breakdown from radiation therapy) or osteoradionecrosis (bone death from radiation therapy)


If you have a foot injury, walking and placing weight on the affected area can raise your risk of infection and slow recovery. Your physician may recommend offloading to relieve pressure exerted on the foot while standing.

The Wound Care Team may provide a special shoe or boot so you can stay on your feet. The shoe supports balance and stability but not mobility. The best way to offload is with a total contact cast, or TCC. Your Wound Care providers apply the TCC and change it as needed.

Wound Dressings

Common dressings include:

  • Clear films or gels: Protect pressure sores in the earliest stages while drainage is minimal. These dressings are changed every three to seven days.
  • Hydrocolloid patches: Retain oxygen and moisture to protect sores with light or moderate drainage. These patches are changed every three days but may need more frequent changing if they become too full of fluid.
  • Alginates: Refers to pads, ribbons, or ropes made from seaweed and applied to pressure sores with significant drainage. These dressings are changed every seven days but must be changed earlier if they become too fluid-filled.
  • Foam dressings: For sores with any amount of drainage. Waterproof versions protect pressure sores from sweat, urine and feces. Foam dressings must be changed every three to four days.

Topeka Campus Wound Center


Recognized by the 2023 Healogics Center of Distinction Award

The Stormont Vail Wound Care Center in Topeka and Junction City recently earned a Center of Distinction award by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, for the sixth consecutive year. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve continuous months.

“This recognition is acknowledgement of our commitment to our community to heal patients,” said Karen Conley, program director. “Our team is dedicated to collaboration with community partners and throughout our organization to ensure we are treating patients in a timely manner, with the highest quality of care, which results in improved heal rates and patient satisfaction.”

Stormont Vail has two wound care locations – one in Topeka at 823 S.W. Mulvane and the other at the Flint Hills Campus in Junction City. Both partner with Healogics in the specialized treatment of wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Stormont Vail locations are part of a network of more than 600 Wound Care Centers®.

Advanced wound care modalities provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.

Wound Care Specialists

Headshot of Mitchell J. Bartley, D.O., Stormont Vail Health Family Medicine specialist.

Mitchell Bartley, D.O.

Specialty: Primary Care, Wound Care
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Bita Haji Zadeh, M.D.

Specialty: Primary Care, Wound Care
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Robert Holmes, M.D.

Specialty: Wound Care
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Chandra Schwab, APRN

Specialty: Wound Care
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Donnett Streeter, APRN

Specialty: Wound Care
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Our Wound Care Locations

Stormont Vail Wound Care-Flint Hills

1102 St. Marys Road
Junction City, KS, 66441
(785) 579-4070
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Stormont Vail Wound Care Center

823 SW Mulvane Street
Topeka, KS, 66606
(785) 368-0400
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