Hospital’s Wound Care Center marks 20 years
ROXBOROUGH >> The Wound Care Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
To recognize the anniversary, an open house was held on Thursday Sept. 29, with staff providing tours of the department for anyone interested.
The ceremony for the Wound Care Center’s 20th anniversary took place during the annual Good Neighbor Day, alongside the Senior Expo held by state Rep. Pam A. DeLisso D-194.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S., and the occurrences are rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions
such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation to the affected limb.
“The Wound Care Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been good for our community and saves our patients a drive to the city,” said Marie Marvel RN, director of the Wound Care Center. “I am truly proud to be a part of a strong team that is very dedicated to our community by providing quality wound care.”
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an essential part of chronic wound treatment plans. This type of medical treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds. In the chamber, the patient is surrounded with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Throughout the treatment, the patient is supervised by a specially trained physician, Dr. Catherine Cahill, and monitored by a technician.
Staff members at the Wound Care Center at Roxborough Memorial hospital celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary.