For Immediate Release
July 10, 2019
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CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE OPENS AT WATERBURY HOSPITAL
Waterbury, CT. July 10, 2019 – Waterbury HEALTH announces the opening of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Waterbury Hospital, an outpatient facility offering a comprehensive approach for patients with non-healing wounds.
Patients at the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Waterbury Hospital are examined by a multidisciplinary staff trained in wound care and evaluated for all possible physical conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with proper healing. The care team develops individual treatment plans, utilizing the most effective technologies available to provide maximum healing and relief.
The highly-skilled team features physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). HBO promotes healing by increasing the level of oxygen in the tissue and improving the healing efficiency of the white blood cells.
Especially beneficial for diabetic patients with non-healing ulcers, as well as those with arterial ulcers and other types of wounds that fail to respond to conservative therapy, HBO is also a treatment for conditions without open wounds, such as osteomyelitis, radio necrosis and osteoradionecrosis.
Therapy is administered in a hyperbaric chamber that delivers 100 percent oxygen with increased atmospheric pressure, stimulating the entire body’s natural healing responses. Patients undergoing therapy have complete privacy in comfortable, individual chambers equipped with televisions and headphones for patient entertainment.
Patients who are prescribed HBO typically require treatment five days a week for two-hour sessions. Each session requires 10 to 15 minutes to reach the necessary atmospheric pressure before a 90-minute treatment and then another 10 to 15 minutes to return to normal atmospheric pressure.
The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Waterbury Hospital is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call (203)-573-7025.
About Waterbury HEALTH
Waterbury HEALTH which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.
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