Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center opens new space for care of chronic wounds
The wound care center at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is new and improved—with a new name to match! The Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened in June in its new location on the first floor of Shady Grove Medical Center.
The new center offers greater access to patients, with seven treatment rooms and a larger waiting area.
The Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital will also expand services by early 2016 with two additional treatment rooms and a larger waiting area. The center at Washington Adventist Hospital is nationally recognized for superior clinical results and patient experience and has been named a center of excellence by Healogics, a wound care management company.
Adventist HealthCare wound centers provide specialized treatment for chronic or nonhealing wounds, which can include sores or wounds that have not significantly improved through normal medical care. Nonhealing wounds, which are associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, lead to lower quality of life and possibly amputations. Typically, a wound that does not heal within 30 days is considered chronic and may require a specialized approach for healing.
“Many patients come to us after having wounds for months and even years,” says Itamar Simhon, clinical manager of the Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Washington Adventist Hospital. “Our multidisciplinary teams of doctors and experienced wound care nurses work together to correctly diagnose the causes of these wounds, choose the right treatments and partner with the patient to follow their treatment plan and restore their health.”