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Adventist GlenOaks Hospital opens new Wound Care Center
Glendale Heights – More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds that have not healed because of diseases or conditions such as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy.

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.

Likely candidates for treatment at the new Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Wound Care 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.

The official opening of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s Wound Care Center on April 30 brings the community state-of-the-art treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.

“Rather than have patients travel long distances to receive this type of specialized wound care treatments, our new facility offers the latest techniques to help treat people right in their hometown,” said Bruce C. Christian, chief executive officer at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. “The Wound Care Center is a fine complement to the high quality care already available at the hospital.”

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

The Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Wound Care Center is located within the hospital’s Lagattuta Center for Health, which can be accessed via the hospital’s main entrance or its south entrance dedicated to the Wound Care Center. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call the Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Wound Care Center at (630) 545-8850 or visit http://www.adventistglenoaks.com/.

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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.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, communications specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; (630) 856-2354.