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Wound Care at Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Wound Center

The Saint Vincent Wound Center is a place of healing where the most advanced wound care treatments are offered.  Our team of physicians and nurses are trained in the field of advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine.
 
Who benefits from wound care?
The Saint Vincent Wound Center helps individuals who have a wound that will not mend itself through the body's natural healing process or will not heal significantly with the help of other treatment.  These types of wounds may include non-healing wounds, severe infections, diabetic foot ulcers and serious cuts or burns.
 
Types of wounds treated at the Saint Vincent Wound Center:
Non-healing wounds caused by:
  • Diabetes
  • Surgery
  • Poor Circulation
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Bad veins
  • Radiation
  • Infection
  • Burns
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Trauma
 
At the Saint Vincent Wound Center, you will have:
  • Access to specially-trained wound care physicians and nurses
  • Access to the latest technology including hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Constant communication between you, your primary care physician and case manager
 
The following treatment options are available:
  • Physician management and debridement
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Application of advanced wound dressings
  • Application of topical growth factors
  • Wound Vac technology
  • Application of biological skin substitutes
  • Application of advanced topical medications
 
Patients may self-refer or be referred to Saint Vincent's Wound and Hyperbaric Center by a physician.  The Center accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare.  For more information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, call 814.452.7878.   
 

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 814.452.7878

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The wound and Hyperbaric Center at Saint Vincent is a hospital-based outpatient service. The Center's wound management model includes a wide variety of treatments for chronic and non-healing wounds, such as debridement, vacuum-assisted wound closure, biosynthetic skin substitutes, as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Approximately 20% of the Center's wound care patients receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which stimulates circulation and promotes healing. During a hyperbaric oxygen session, the patient is placed in a cylindrical acrylic chamber with 100% oxygen under pressure, which delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds.

The average course of healing lasts about two hours on 30-35 consecutive days (excluding weekends). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is painless and typically requires neither pain medication nor sedation. Early intervention with hyperbaric oxygen therapy can prevent unnecessary pain and suffering , and can support a patient's return to a normal lifestyle.

Patients may self-refer or be referred to Saint Vincent's Wound and Hyperbaric Center by a physician. The Center accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare. For more information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, call 814.452.7878.