Advanced Wound Center

Wound/ostomy services at North Shore Medical Center are offered through our hospital-based outpatient facility. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses specialize in the treatment of wounds that are difficult to heal. Successful healing of these wounds requires close coordination of our team. We offer the most current and evidence-based treatments in wound care.
NSMC wound clinic staff includes Dr. Balcom, Kathy Steele, RN, and Danielle Palen, RN
The Wound Center staff includes Kathy Steele, RN, Tanya Corriveau, Wound Tech; James Balcom, MD; Danielle Palen, RN; and Maegin Summit, Patient Services Coordinator.


Advanced Wound Center Services

  • Advanced topical therapy
  • Comprehensive evaluation of wounds
  • Compression therapy
  • Conservative sharp debridement
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Radiology, vascular studies and blood work diagnostic resources
  • Skin substitutes


Follow-up care

Follow up care includes continuous evaluation of treatment, and educational materials for patients, caregivers and family. Referrals to specialists are provided as needed. Specialty referrals include:

  • Compression stockings
  • Diabetes education
  • Infectious disease
  • Nutritional management 
  • Orthotics
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Smoking cessation program

Ostomy Services

  • Pre-surgical ostomy marking and education
  • Post-surgical and ongoing self-care programs
  • Daily management issues such as skin protection, pouching systems, prevention measures and ordering supplies