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St. Francis Wound Healing Center Adds Hyperbaric Therapy to Enhance Healing

Treatment resolves certain chronic medical conditions of the arteries, bones and skin

 

The St. Francis Wound Healing Center at ST. FRANCIS - eastside has added Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) to its wide range of services for patients with slow or non-healing wounds. HBO therapy is an established treatment that can resolve certain chronic medical conditions of the arteries, bones and skin, as well as those caused through injury, diabetes or radiation.

 

How it Works
During treatment in the hyperbaric chamber, the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen at a level of pressure higher than that of the atmosphere. The pure, 100% oxygen delivered in this pressurized chamber greatly increases the amount of oxygen reaching the body tissues through the bloodstream which advances healing. An increased oxygen level improves the body’s ability to create new blood vessels and promotes the growth of new cells.

 

Proven Results
The St. Francis Wound Healing Center has proven results, with an average healing time for wounds consistently below the national average. At the St. Francis Wound Healing Center, the average healing time for wounds is 47 days, compared to the national rate of 66 days. Plus, the Wound Center’s patient satisfaction scores are 3.8 out of a possible 4.0.

 

Learn the advantages of the St. Francis Wound Healing Center at stfrancishealth.tv/woundhealing from the center’s Medical Director, Melissa Richardson, MD, a specialist in physical medicine and neurodiagnostics.

  

For more information or to make a patient referral, call (864)675-4820. The St. Francis Wound Healing Center is located behind ST. FRANCIS eastside at 131 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 100.

  

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About Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
The Mission Statement of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®, especially those who are poor and dying. As a system of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness through the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

With innovative technology, we heal the body. With faith, we mend the spirit. We draw from a past that's rich in the healing tradition, while strengthening the future through the guidance and support of the Ministry of Bon Secours and Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

 

 

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