Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

Wound CareSummit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is home to a specialized Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, allowing the hospital to offer a more comprehensive wound care program to manage chronic or non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, and other conditions. The advanced Center houses two (2) hyperbaric chambers, the only rural hospital in northeastern Arizona to offer this service.  Patients receive outstanding, professional, and courteous attention in a timely fashion, and are returned to the referring physician once the healing is satisfactory. Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician. The program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician.

The Center is designed to complement the services offered by patients’ primary care physicians–in fact; we should think of it an extension of a physician’s practice. Patients will receive outstanding, professional, and courteous attention in a timely fashion, and will always be returned to the referring physician once the healing is satisfactory. This addition is part of our goal to provide a complete system of medical and professional care to our patients. Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician. The program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2) is a safe and evidence-based treatment proven to speed the healing process in certain types of wounds. During the treatments, the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, quickly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream, where it is delivered to a patient’s wound site for faster healing.  Essentially, HBO2 helps heal the wound from the inside out.  This therapy can help reduce swelling, fight infection, and build new blood vessels, ultimately producing healthy tissue. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, improving circulation, in stimulating growth of new blood vessels, and in treating crush injuries, osteomyelitis, compromised skin grafts and flaps, late-stage radiation injury, and brown recluse spider bites.

What types of Wounds can Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center treat?

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vaculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

What types of treatments are offered for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

  • Diabetic ulcer of the lower extremities
  • Soft tissue radio-necrosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Actinomycosis
  • Crush injury
  • Progressive necrotizing infection
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

For more information about Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center call 928.537.6820.