Missouri Delta Announces Opening of Wound and Hyperbaric Center
Missouri Delta Medical Center is proud to announce the August 2011 opening of Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center. This service will be located in the new Dr. Leo and Dortha Bruce Medical building which will be located west of the Medical Center.
The Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center will consist of state of the art technology with four treatment rooms and two hyperbaric chambers, and will serve people with difficult to heal wounds or sores, delayed effects of radiation and some skin infections.
Missouri Delta Medical Center has partnered with Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a nationwide consulting firm from Tacoma, WA, which helps hospitals develop outpatient wound and hyperbaric programs to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost effective manner.
Under most circumstances, a minor wound will heal in about 3 weeks. When a patient has a chronic condition like diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure or chronic lung problems, healing can be delayed. “Often these wounds may require more aggressive and advanced would healing technologies in order to prevent additional complications, such as wound extension and devastating infections,” explains Earl Sisk, RN, MSN, Vice President of Professional Services. As many as 7.8% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and the numbers continue to rise. Many of these persons are over the age of 60, and they experience associated complications including diabetic foot ulcers, poor circulation and delayed healing.
Hyperbaric medicine can be used for chronic wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation tissue damage, and a host of traumatic wounds. Hyperbaric medicine involves the patient resting comfortably in a chamber that is compressed with 100% oxygen. The treatment is painless and helps improve healing by generating new cells and improve blood supply to the wound. The chambers at Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center are extra wide for comfort, and will accommodate patients up to 500 pounds.
Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center will have a physician directed team trained to aggressively treat chronic wounds, to help prevent amputations and control underlying causes.
The center will also treat patients with pressure ulcers, venous stasis disease, ulcers resulting from peripheral vascular disease, and difficult to heal bone infections.
For more information about the new Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center, please contact Sharon Urhahn at (573) 472-7329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.