Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Summit Healthcare Wound Care Center
Summit Healthcare is home to a specialized Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. The advanced medical center houses two (2) hyperbaric chambers and is the only rural hospital in northeastern Arizona to offer this service. 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. The medical 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 receive outstanding, professional, and courteous attention in a timely fashion, and are returned to the referring physician once the healing is satisfactory. The program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician.
Conditions We Treat
Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center allows 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 following are types of wounds Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center can treat.
- Diabetic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous insufficiency
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments
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. Then, the oxygen 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, improve circulation, build new blood vessels, and ultimately help produce healthy tissue. The following are types of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment that we offer at Summit Healthcare.
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Brown recluse spider bites
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injury
- Diabetic ulcer of the lower extremities
- Late-stage radiation injury
- Progressive necrotizing infection
- Soft tissue radio-necrosis
For more information about Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center call 928.537.6820.