Oceanside – Tri-City Medical Center is opening new centers in Carlsbad for Occupational Medicine and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. These new facilities are the second location for each service; primary locations for these services have been located adjacent to the main hospital in Oceanside for several years.

New Location: 6260 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009 (medical office building is adjacent to Tri-City Wellness Center)

A Grand Opening celebration will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 4 – 7 PM. The public and media are invited to tour the facilities and meet physicians, nurses and former patients. Business leaders and Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall are confirmed to attend, with Mayor Hall speaking at 6 PM.

Tri-City’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was recently chosen as the Facility of the Year by industry professionals (see attached press release). Our specialized wound care focuses on treating chronic and non-healing wounds, such as those that are common with diabetic patients.

Many of our patients have lived for months or even years with non-healing wounds. Patients breathe 100% oxygen inside of a pressurized chamber for a prescribed period of time. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to accelerate the healing of wounds and is effective in fighting certain types of infection.

Much attention has been given to increasing rates of diabetes in the U.S. This additional facility will allow Tri-City to meet the medical needs of more patients. Physicians can refer patients directly to the Wound Care Center for treatment.