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.
Freeman Wound Care earned accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in recognition of the center's safety record. The Joplin, Mo., center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy in three hyperbaric chambers.
The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at St. Vincent's HealthCare's Clay County, Fla., site is the medical system's third clinic and offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds. "There's a huge need for this care; it's been an underserved market for years," said program director Rob Fischer.
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.
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.