Bolingbrook – A new Wound Care Center will open for business this August at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
The center will offer the most technologically advanced wound care therapy to specialize in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers.
For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. Without proper treatment, these problem wounds can hamper physical activity, quality of life and, in some cases, be debilitating.
“Rather than have patients travel long distances to receive this level of wound care, our new facility can offer the latest techniques to people right in their hometown,” said Char Murillo, the Wound Care Center program director. “The Wound Care Center will be a fine complement to the quality care already available at the hospital.”
An outpatient, hospital-based program, the Wound Care Center works in conjunction with a patient’s primary care physician. The center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds.
The center will house two hyperbaric chambers and four treatment rooms. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps heal wounds from the inside out. This approach can reduce swelling, fight infection and build new blood vessels, helping produce healthy tissue.
Dr. Anjum Owaisi will serve as the program’s medical director and will be assisted by a team of experienced physicians that specialize in general surgery, infectious disease, internal medicine, podiatry and orthopedic surgery. Each physician will coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.
“Our entire team of physicians and nurses will provide comprehensive treatment and care to the community,” Owaisi said. “This is a much-needed program, and we look forward to providing the service our patients need.”
The wound care center is scheduled to open in August. The program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician. For more information, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/abh
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
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