Hutcheson Opens New Advanced Wound Center

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Fred Young, Hyperbaric Safety Director, prepares the new hyperbaric chambers as the Advanced Wound Center is completed at Hutcheson.
Fred Young, Hyperbaric Safety Director, prepares the new hyperbaric chambers as the Advanced Wound Center is completed at Hutcheson.

Hutcheson opened its new Advanced Wound Center at its Fort Oglethorpe campus, providing local access to advanced wound care. The Center is designed to treat the medical issues that surround sores and wounds that do not show significant improvements during treatment. The North Georgia community will now have access to wound care health professionals with the goal of aggressively managing chronic wounds to ensure quick healing and recovery.

“After several months of strategic planning to expand new health services to our community, wound care was one of our primary focuses. This investment will bring a collaborative effort of wound treatment and hyperbaric technology together in one central location on our campus,” said Gerald Faircloth, chief financial officer/chief operating officer at Hutcheson.

Indicators of the need for wound care treatment come from a variety of medical issues including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease and immobility. With a now comprehensive approach to wound treatment at Hutcheson, under the medical directorship of Todd Rudolph, MD, the group of medical professionals and physicians involved with this program will design a plan of care with state-of-the-art treatment options including hyperbaric therapy, according to officials.

With the recent installation of two hyperbaric chambers, this technology will supply 100 percent oxygen at a controlled pressure to the body to stimulate and support healing of the wounds or sores. A treatment plan will be designed with a series of reoccurring hyperbaric oxygen treatments that last approximately two hours each in addition to progress assessments throughout the process.

“The new Center with its specialized and trained physicians and nurses, the North Georgia area will have individualized care with the ability to improve the quality of life for chronic wound sufferers,” said Charles Stewart, president and CEO.

For information or to schedule an appointment at the Advanced Wound Center, call 706 858-2816.

A community open house is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 12 from 4:30-6 p.m.


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