Medical Director named at Wound Healing Center

6/19/2017

June 19, 2017

Amery, Wisc. – The Wound Healing Center (WHC) of Amery Hospital & Clinic which offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal, has appointed Michael J. Melby, M.D., as medical director.

Dr. Melby takes over for Dr. Anders Ulland, who after ten years as WHC’s medical director, is transitioning to the Medical Director-Surgical Division. Dr. Ulland has been instrumental in helping ensure the delivery of quality wound care and offering state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols.

As the medical director, Dr. Melby will be responsible for reviewing patient care and results, evaluating new clinical products and providing oversight and guidance on policies and procedures.

Dr. Melby also serves as a wound healing specialist and general surgeon at Amery Hospital & Clinic. He holds a medical degree in general surgery from University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Melby is certified with the American Board of Surgery.

A member of the Healogics™ network, the Wound Healing Center employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before.

The Wound Healing Center offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics. Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.

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