Central Carolina Hospital's new Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center in Sanford, N.C., will specialize in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat hard-to-heal wounds, medical director Michael Gordon said. More than 300 patients are expected to seek treatment at the center during its first year, CCH CEO David Loving said.
Palos Community Hospital's new Center for Wound Healing is near the Palos Heights, Ill., hospital's main entrance and features six treatment rooms and four hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Specialists offer advanced dressings, bioengineered tissue and negative pressure therapy to heal chronic or difficult wounds. The staff includes specially trained technicians, infectious-disease specialists, podiatrists, and general, vascular and plastic surgeons.
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.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital opened an outpatient wound care center to treat patients with chronic or nonhealing wounds. The staff will focus on helping patients manage underlying conditions, such as diabetes, that impair wound healing, the program director said. The Wound Care Center plans to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy soon.
Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., recently opened the Advanced Wound Healing Center to treat patients with non-healing wounds. The center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as bioengineered skin grafts and vacuum-assisted closures.