Community Howard Wound Clinic

Community Howard Wound Clinic

408 East Southway Boulevard
Kokomo, IN 46902


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed daily 12-1 p.m.)

Fax: 765-453-8242

A Department of Community Howard Regional Health

Knowing when to seek medical attention for a wound is key to treatment. Several diseases lead to chronic wounds that are hard to heal, and without quick treatment can be difficult to treat, or can even lead to amputation. The Howard Wound Care Clinic is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of wounds, both acute and chronic.


The Wound Clinic of Community Howard Regional Health provides treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. These time-tested and clinically proven treatments realize outstanding results.

Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, surgery, vascular disease and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores). People with diabetes are at particular risk. The Wound Clinic not only uses among the most advanced therapies available for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound (for example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes) to help eliminate recurrence.


Our clinicians are trained in wound care, including modalities such as NPWT (Wound Vac), dressing changes, multilayer and single layer compression wraps, and wound debridement. We also provide referrals to:

  • Diabetic and nutritional education
  • Home health
  • Ostomy care supplies
  • Transportation issues
  • Wound care supplies

Contact us for any of the following conditions:

  • Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Burns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Venous stasis ulcers
Our Team

All of the physicians, nurses and support staff have a sincere interest in advanced wound care. We are successful when our patients avoid amputation, heal faster and return to an active and fulfilling life.


  • Emily Backer, MD, WCC, family medicine
  • Paul Cain, DPM, podiatry
  • Jared Snyder, DO, family medicine
  • Richard Thatcher, DPM, podiatry
  • James Vestile, DPM, podiatry

Nursing staff

  • Marde Bayani, RN, WCC
    • Certified wound care nurse
  • Jonni Leisure, RN, WCC, DWC, OMS
    • Certified wound care nurse, diabetic wound care and ostomy management specialist


  • Sue Swales, PT, MCSP

Administrative Staff

  • Kathleen Gee, office coordinator
Are You a Candidate?

If you have a sore or wound that hasn’t started to get significantly better in a month or healed entirely in two months, ask your doctor about our Wound Clinic outpatient program. If you are a candidate, the Wound Clinic will work with you and your doctor to provide:

  • Advanced therapies.
  • Proven clinical protocols.
  • An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your particular needs.
  • Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your case.
  • Thorough training for you and your family on caring for the wound at home.
  • Education materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene and other key topics for you and your family.
  • Ongoing communication so that you and your doctor stay informed and up-to-date on all aspects of your healing.

It is not necessary to have a physician referral to come to the Wound Clinic and unlike many wound care centers, you will always be seen by a physician.

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