As of today the Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Healing will be offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, as they recently acquired (2) state-of-the-art HBOT chambers. The center has also rebranded to the Silver Cross Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is now located in Pavilion D on the campus of Silver Cross Hospital.
Increases among diabetes-related wound cases and few HBO treatment options in Silver Cross’ service area were among the reasons for moving the wound management clinic from the lower level of the main hospital to larger quarters across the street on the first floor of Pavilion D, Silver Cross said.
“We needed more room for the oxygen supplies for the hyperbaric oxygen chambers,” Matthew Boebel, associate vice president of clinical services at Silver Cross, said in the release. “But we’ll also have five treatment rooms and additional staff. We’ll be able to get patients into treatment more quickly.”
The wound management center typically sees 120 of its regular patients a week in addition to 40 to 45 new patients a month, Silver Cross said.
The new clinic in Pavilion D has parking close to the door and no elevators to navigate, Silver Cross said.
“A lot of our patients often have mobility issues in addition to their wound issues,” Boebel said in the release. “The new clinic will make it much easier for them.”
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