Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio, plans to open its Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services in August. The facility will feature five treatment rooms and two separate hyperbaric chamber rooms. Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio, also plans to open a wound care center.
Lake Area Medical Center in Lake Charles, La., has opened its wound care center to treat complicated wounds. "We have machines that can measure tissue oxygenation, [and] we're able to do studies on the legs regarding blood flow," said wound care specialist Dr. Gerald Mouton, who added that the facility has equipment and facilities to use modalities and treat wounds. The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
A Google Glass application called EyeSight, made by Austin, Texas-based Pristine, allows medical practitioners to stream video and audio of wounds to physicians who can determine if they need to see the patient in person. Slow-healing chronic wounds such as diabetic and venous ulcers are a promising market for the technology, this article says. The app, which has undergone testing at the University of California at Irvine, will soon be used at Wound Care Advantage outpatient clinics in Southern California.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center recently opened its Wound Healing Center to treat chronic and difficult-to-heal wounds. Advanced therapies including biologic skin substitutes are offered, and the center plans to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2015, the program director said.
The Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's newly opened Advanced Wound Center will offer care for people with chronic wounds. Staff at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., wound center will treat the wounds and their underlying causes using multiple, evidence-based therapies, Medical Director Dana Pournaras said.