MARCH 23, 2021 -- NH+C has opened a new Wound Healing Center with specialized treatment for chronic wounds. The center is at Northfield Hospital, serving patients across the region.
Our providers and staff have specialized training in treating difficult-to-heal wounds (wounds that last longer than 2-4 weeks) with advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Chronic wounds are a common complication of diabetes and obesity (and less commonly, radiation therapy). Non-healing wounds stem from inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility. They diminish quality of life, and may even lead to amputation. Healing these wounds requires a specialized approach.
NH+C’s Wound Healing Center offers state-of-the-art treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, debridement, topical wound therapy, growth-factor therapy, tissue therapy, dressing selection, and patient education. Each patient receives a personalized wound treatment program.
Treatment requires a series of appointments over several weeks – typically, weekly appointments for 10-14 weeks until the wound heals. Specialized care close to home makes wound care more accessible and convenient for patients in the communities we serve.
NH+C is partnering with Healogics, the leader in wound care. Chronic wounds we can treat:
- Diabetic foot ulcers and wounds
- Osteomyelitis (bone infections)
- Arterial ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing surgery wounds
- Radiation-related wounds
- Venous ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
The Wound Healing Center also provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy for those patients who qualify. This therapy delivers 100% oxygen to the patient inside a pressurized chamber, enabling the lungs to take in more oxygen. The bloodstream carries the extra oxygen to the injured area to fight bacteria and stimulate growth factors and stem cells that promote healing. Daily appointments (about two hours) for 30-40 sessions (on average) until the wound heals.
Is Wound Healing right for you? Ask your primary care provider, home health nurse, diabetes specialist (endocrinologist), oncologist, or trusted member of your healthcare team.
No referral needed. Make an appointment: 507-646-6900
Learn more about Wound Healing, and meet our care team.