Floyd Memorial Wound Healing Center Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

October 26, 2009

With more than 3,500 visits in its first year, Floyd Memorial’s Wound Healing Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary on October 30. Over the past year, the Center has expanded its services and medical staff by offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and a diverse team of specialists.

The Center offers a multi-disciplinary team that brings together physicians in many specialties, physical therapists, certified wound care nurses, hyperbaric technicians and other medical experts to provide optimal care for both acute and chronic wounds.

HBOT is the newest service introduced to patients. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an innovate treatment in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The technology was originally developed by the Navy to prevent deep sea divers who ascended to the surface too rapidly from developing decompression illness. It was later found that this technology was beneficial for the recovery and healing of many other conditions, including wound care.

Since opening in October 2008, the Center has performed 784 dives, or treatments, and is currently evaluating the addition of a third hyperbaric oxygen chamber due to volume.

Along with offering comprehensive wound care services, the center also offers a multi-disciplinary team of physicians including family practice, surgery, podiatry, interventional radiology, infectious disease, vascular surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Rodney Chou, M.D., medical director of the Wound Healing Center said, “The interdisciplinary team of several physician specialties, nurses, HBO technician, and support staff in the Wound Healing Center has impacted many lives, healing 91 percent of wounds treated since opening.”

To learn more about Floyd Memorial’s Wound Healing Center, visit floydmemorial.com or call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) for a free brochure.