Central Carolina Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center® Opens

January 11, 2016

Offers leading edge treatments using state-of-the-art technology

SANFORD, NC – More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds of which healing has been impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy.

The opening of Central Carolina Wound Care & Hyperbarics at 117 Dennis Drive brings the community advanced treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics. Patients may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and multi-center studies.

North Carolina’s diabetic population is ranked 13th highest in the nation and diabetics are at increased risk for developing wounds.1 Central Carolina Hospital recognizes the need for wound care in our community and we are dedicated to providing superior care to our patients.

A member of the Healogics™ network, the Wound Care Center® employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies which reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal. The network comprised of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals is committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.

The healthcare professionals at Central Carolina Wound Care & Hyperbarics have the opportunity to attend research symposiums featuring noted experts and receive specialized training at the Healogics training facility in Jacksonville, Fla., the largest program of its kind in the nation dedicated to the science of the care of wounds. Despite the high incidence of chronic wounds, a study of 50 American medical schools found that students receive less than six hours of education in the area.

Likely candidates for treatment at the new center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 1-888-451-3663.