2017 - January 2017

Tri-City Medical Center accepts its first patients at the newly opened Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, making it one of the few in the county to use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat patients with non-healing wounds. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) delivers high concentrations of oxygen in a pressurized chamber to accelerate the healing of wounds and infections. The most common wounds that benefit from this type of therapy include chronic, non-healing wounds, diabetic foot wounds, compromised skin graphs and flaps, and pressure ulcers.