Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
A Comprehensive Team of Wound Care Specialists
Your wound healing team provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.
The multi-disciplinary team is designed to complement your physicians' services and is made up of professionals including:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
Your Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations.
That's where our the William Newton Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center can help. With state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.
The wound healing team is dedicated to treating wounds such as:
- Diabetic Neuropathic foot wounds
- Pressure Injury Ulcers
- Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Spider bite wounds
- Surgical wounds
What to Expect During Your First Appointment
Patients are mostly referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment. Upon referral to the William Newton Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Radiology (including MRI)
- Transcutaneous oxygen testing
- Vascular studies, electrocardiogram
After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit.
Our Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy, including debridement, topical wound therapy, growth-factor therapy, tissue therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) treats non-healing, chronic wounds by delivering 100 percent oxygen, allowing your body to speed up the healing process.
Christopher Morrissey, DO FACOS General Surgery
Winfield Surgery & Services
Jessica Sloan, APRN
William Newton Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
To Make an Appointment
The William Newton Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is located on the second floor of the hospital. To schedule an appointment please call (620) 222-6205.