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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.