Why Choose Us

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Team-Centered Wound Care Transforms Healing

Team-centered wound care, our unique teamwork model, allows us to work side-by-side with skilled nursing, assisted living, and adult family home caregivers on weekly wound rounds to: 

  • Enhance patient care
  • Decrease costs
  • Reduce staff time on medical records charting
  • Improve quality outcomes
  • Raise state survey scores
  • Increase compliance with federal regulatory requirements such as F686

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform skilled nursing wound care by strengthening extraordinary wound care teams through education and encouragement. Together, we deliver hope and healing to patients with warmth and compassion.

Core Values

Governing our mission, decisions and behavior are our six core values: 

1. Excellence

Staying on the forefront of best practices, innovations, and breakthroughs for the prevention, treatment and healing of chronic wounds.

2. Expertise

Delivering cost-effective, expert advice and proven treatment options for patients in a variety of care settings (skilled nursing, assisted living, and adult family homes) as well as to home health patients.

3. Teamwork

Working side-by side with our partner facilities to enhance patient care, add efficiency rounds, and improve quality outcomes and state survey scores.

4. Compassion

Being kind, compassionate and empathetic to patients and their families so they feel cared for and supported.


5. Integrity

Ensuring that all efforts are made in patient care and documentation to accurately support and enhance our client partners’ standard of care.

6. Growth

Expanding our education and treatment services to underserved and underreported skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.


Meet Our Team

Ryan P. Dirks MS, PA-C

Chief Executive Officer
Ryan became interested in caring for patients as a Physician Assistant with the goal of extending the hands of physicians and providing care in underserved areas.

Edwin Ruiz, PA-C

Wound Care Provider
Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and being a valuable health care professional have been important to Edwin since his first job as a local hospital transporter.

Donna Stromski, NHA, MSHA, BSW

Partnership Development Specialist
As Partnership Development Specialist, Donna works with United Wound Healing’s wound care clinicians to ensure the highest level of care for patients in skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Our Specialty

We specialize in making our client partner teams better – and in healing wounds faster.

Valuable Partnerships

“Partnering with United Wound Healing has saved us from citations over and over again.”

-Paula Murray, District Director of Clinical Operations, Kindred Healthcare NW