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Call The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at (203) 732-7140.

Griffin Wound Care Center



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Need to talk to someone about your wound or learn more about our advanced Comprehensive Wound Healing Center? Our Center’s Director is here to help! Contact Liza Mecca at 203-732-7574 or lmecca@griffinhealth.org.


See how we helped Terry walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day!

Watch how we helped Jane on the road to recovery for complex foot wounds.

For many people, wounds heal naturally. For others, healing may be more complex.

At the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Griffin Hospital, we offer treatment options that can help speed healing and reduce the pain associated with wounds that heal slowly. Our experts are here to support your healing. Every step of the way.


Our specially-trained experts are here to help with your healing.

Liza Mecca - Wound Center Director

Kate Krempasky, PA-C

Tammy Gray, RN



Foot problems are common with diabetes, so proper foot care and regular check-ups are critical.

Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes cause damage to blood vessels and nerves that can result in peripheral artery disease and peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness and pain in the feet).

People diagnosed with diabetes should get a diabetic foot exam at least once a year. You may need an exam more often if you have feelings of tingling, numbness, pain, or a burning sensation in your feet, or if you notice any swelling or have pain and difficulty when walking.

You should call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following signs of a serious infection:

  • A blister, cut, or other foot injury that doesn't start to heal after a few days
  • A foot injury that feels warm when you touch it
  • Redness around a foot injury
  • A callus with dried blood inside it
  • An injury that is black and smelly

The staff at the Wound Healing Center believe that partnering with patients is vital to overall wellness, and we gladly show patients how to regularly self-examine their feet for warning signs.

Expert Tips and Information

Click the video to see Dr. Viola explain why individuals diagnosed with diabetes are at greater risk for foot complications and what they can do to protect their feet:


Listen to Dr. Nguyen explain why you shouldn’t wait and not be scared to get a lingering wound evaluated at the Wound Healing Center:



Our Healing Services

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center provides multi-disciplinary program of treatment and support services for the cost effective management of acute and chronic problem wounds.

We offer highly effective treatment for a variety of chronic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation injury to tissue and bone
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Pressure ulcers

Our approach provides a comprehensive range of services that are specifically designed to help promote wound healing, including:

  • Extensive wound assessment
  • Pain management
  • Debridement
  • Compression therapy
  • Patient education
  • Infection management
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides 100% oxygen within a pressurized chamber, which gently increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your body tissues by the bloodstream. HBO therapy is used to treat a variety of illnesses as well as problem wounds, and provided distinct therapeutic benefits:

  • Enhanced wound healing
  • White blood cell stimulation, the body’s natural defense to infection
  • Formation of new blood vessels
  • Preservation of tissues from radiation damage
  • Reduction or elimination of the effects of toxic substances

Griffin Hospital was among the first hospitals in Connecticut to provide hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy as part of our comprehensive wound care program, and our program is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.