West Suburban Medical Center unveils its new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Monday, Sept. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the Center. The ribbon cutting begins at 3:30 p.m.
The new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at West Suburban Medical Center opened to patients on September 6 and offers a comprehensive program of specialized outpatient wound care and management by clinicians trained in wound care, as well as referral services, such as home health, nutrition and diabetic education. The Center brings together a specially trained team of doctors, nurses, and other staff all dedicated to healing chronic wounds.
West Suburban developed the Center after identifying the need for comprehensive outpatient wound care in the area. More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds of which healing has been impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy. The opening of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at West Suburban Medical Center now brings the community state-of-the-art treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
Likely candidates for treatment at the new Center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.