Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sathyavani Ramanujam, MD, named medical director of Loyola's Wound Healing Center

MAYWOOD, Ill. (May 28, 2014) - Sathyavani Ramanujam, MD, a family medicine physician who specializes in wound management and is a certified wound specialist, has been named medical director of the Wound Healing Center at Loyola University Health System.

The Loyola Wound Healing Center is located in the Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt, 1219 W. Roosevelt Rd., Maywood. The center is an outpatient program specializing in the healing of chronic, nonhealing wounds. It is staffed by physicians, physical therapists, nurses and certified medical assistants with advanced training in wound management.

Wounds typically heal without complications and minimal scarring. In some patients, however, wounds fail to heal due to an underlying disease, leading to chronic pain. Such wounds require careful evaluation and expertise to assist healing.

Dr. Ramanujam specializes in treating difficult-to-heal vascular, diabetic and atypical wounds and with helping patients to manage underlying diseases.

Dr. Ramanujam, who lives in Oak Brook, comes to Loyola from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where she was a senior staff physician. She earned her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India. She completed a residency in family medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, where she was named chief resident and received the Resident of the Year Award in Family Practice.

In Loyola’s Wound Healing Center, staff address underlying diseases that prevent healing. Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation, advanced care management and pain control.

Treatments can include debridement, revascularization, skin grafting and comprehensive therapy.

For more information on the Wound Healing Center or to make an appointment, please call (708) 216-5300.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.