Lourdes opens new center for treating nonhealing wounds

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center recently opened the Lourdes Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, which employs advanced technologies and proven clinical practice guidelines in the treatment of chronic, nonhealing wounds.

“We are excited about adding this important service to our continuum of care,” said Mark Bateman, chief executive officer of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. “Not only does this center complement the quality care already available at the hospital, but it also fills an important need in the community.”

Each year, more than 6 million Americans seek treatment for nonhealing wounds, which are often caused by diabetes, poor blood circulation, bed sores, collagen vascular disease, traumatic injury or radiation exposure. Without proper treatment, these wounds can interfere with a person’s physical activity and even lead to amputation of limbs.

The outpatient program at the Lourdes Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is operated in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services, a national leader in supporting comprehensive programs and advanced therapies to heal wounds and save limbs.

At the new center, treatments include medication therapy, skin grafting, noninvasive vascular intervention and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Patients receive individualized care from an interdisciplinary team.

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