Hos­pi­tal’s Wound Care Cen­ter marks 20 years

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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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — ROXBOROUGH MEMO­RIAL HOS­PI­TAL

Staff mem­bers at the Wound Care Cen­ter at Roxborough Memo­rial hos­pi­tal cel­e­brate the cen­ter’s 20th an­niver­sary.

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