BOLINGBROOK – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is opening a new wound care center in August.
The center will offer the most technologically advanced wound care therapy to specialize in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers, according to hospital staff.
Wound care center Program Director Char Murillo explained that for most people cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks, but for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. It is important that there is a local hospital where such cases can be treated, he said.
“Rather than have patients travel long distances to receive this level of wound care, our new facility can offer the latest techniques to people right in their hometown,” Murillo said. “The wound care center will be a fine complement to the quality care already available at the hospital.”
An outpatient, hospital-based program, the wound care center works in conjunction with a patient’s primary care physician. The center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds.
The center will house two hyperbaric chambers and four treatment rooms. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps heal wounds from the inside out. This approach can reduce swelling, fight infection and build new blood vessels, helping produce healthy tissue.
For more information about the new wound care center, visit: keepingyouwell.com/abh