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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center Marks 20 Years

10-10-2018

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center Marks 20 Years

The Wound Care Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Roxborough Memorial Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. A ceremony for the Wound Care Center’s 20th Anniversary took place during the annual Good Neighbor Day alongside the Senior Expo held by State Rep. Pam A. DeLisso D-194.

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the occurrences are rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation to the affected limb.

“The Wound Care Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been a valuable resource for our community and saves our patients a drive to the city,” said Marie Marvel RN, director of the Wound Care Center. “I am truly proud to be a part of a strong team that is very dedicated to our community by providing quality wound care.”

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an essential part of chronic wound treatment plans. This type of medical treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds. In the chamber the patient is surrounded with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Throughout the treatment, the patient is supervised by a specially-trained physician, Dr. Catherine Cahill, and monitored by a technician.

Wounds take time to heal, but Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center is making the process more bearable through compassionate, high quality care.

About Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center specializes in the treatment of non-healing, chronic wounds using hyperbaric oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy. The center treats patients with chronic non-healing wounds including diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, soft tissue radiation injuries, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, burns, osteomyelitis, lymphedema, malignant wounds, and venus leg ulcers.

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