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.