Wound Care Center
South Lake Hospital's Wound Care Center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds that result from diabetes, venous insufficiency, trauma and more. The center provides an outpatient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient's primary care physician, serving an adjunctive service for the referring physician. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the program operates by appointment. Referrals are not necessary, unless required by insurance.
The center features state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. HBOT is also used to treat crush injuiries, osteomyelitis, skin grafts and flaps and diabetic wounds of the lower extremity to name a few.
If you have a wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or if it has not healed completely in one month, we can help. Our physician and staff are trained in advanced wound care and hyperbaric treatment. To schedule an appointment, please call 352.536.8788.South Lake Wound Care Center is located at 2040 Oakley Seaver Drive, directly behind the hospital (inside the Endoscopy building).
The Spiritual Care Department offers spiritual and emotional support to people of diverse backgrounds. Our caregivers are here for support during times of need or to celebrate moments of growth and renewal. We are available for patients and loved ones who are in need of comfort, relaxation, spiritual growth or personal reflection.
Additional touches reach beyond spiritual comforts to relax the mind and body. Our harpist brings relaxing therapeutic music to our campus and patients’ bedsides. Pet therapy and guided imagery services promote relaxation and an overall enhanced sense of well-being.
The Therapeutic Garden and Labyrinth located on our campus offers a helpful tool for quiet meditation, prayer or relaxation. Labyrinths’ physical and symbolic paths have served centers for prayer and meditation by different faiths and cultures for thousands of years. The labyrinth at South Lake Hospital is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral in France.
To contact our Spiritual Care Coordinator or learn more about our spiritual services, please call 352-394-4071, ext. 8249.
When you need surgery, whether as an inpatient or an outpatient, trust South Lake Hospital’s exceptional care. Our team of physicians, anesthesiologists and dedicated nursing professionals provide compassionate, specialized care.
Our team takes care of patients in need of a variety of procedures, including but not limited to: general surgery, ear/nose/throat, gynecology, vascular, orthopedic, eye, endoscopy, urology and same day services.
For questions about surgical services at South Lake Hospital, call 352-394-4071, ext. 7161.
Our Hospitalist Service assists with coordinating, communicating and improving your care while in the hospital.
What is a Hospitalist?
The Hospitalist is an acute-care physician who focuses on a patient’s hospital care from time of admission until their discharge. They specialize in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They do not have an outside practice and are on site seven days a week to provide you with ongoing and immediate care. Hospitalists work as partners with your physician to provide you with the highest standard of care during your hospital stay. Hospitalist patients benefit from coordinated, timely and efficient service.
How does the Hospitalist program work? How does the
Hospitalist know about me?
The Hospitalist program supports your primary care physician by allowing him or her to focus on seeing patients in their office. Hospitalists are immediately available and are in contact with your primary care physicians at admission, during your hospitalization, and upon discharge.
When the decision is made to admit you to South Lake Hospital, your primary care physician may request a hospitalist care for you. Your doctor will contact one of the Hospitalists, who will then admit you to the hospital and begin your care. You may be seen by more than one physician during your hospitalization, however, your care will continue to be well coordinated and seamless.
Your Hospitalist will provide a detailed report on your hospitalization to your physician after your discharge. Your physician will then resume responsibility for your care.
Why is a Hospitalist program beneficial to me?
There are many benefits of receiving care from our team of Hospitalists. Having a Hospitalist on staff is like having your family doctor just down the hall from your room at South Lake Hospital. They are on site and available for consultation when you need them. A Hospitalist can see you more than once a day if needed and can quickly follow up on tests and adjust your treatment regimen as needed throughout the day. With a physician in the hospital, it is easier for you and your family to ask questions and communicate about your treatment.
How do I reach the Hospitalists?
The best way to contact your Hospitalist is to ask your nurse and he or she will contact our Hospitalist team. Please ask your physician if you have other questions about our Hospitalist services.
To search for a physician, please search our Physician Directory.