Grand View Hospital Opens Wound Care Center Provides Treatment for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds
|(January 28, 2010) Sellersville, Pa – The Grand View Wound Care Center, opening in February, will provide treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds. A $635,000 investment, the 3,500-square-foot Center is located at the Grand View Hospital Outpatient Center at Sellersville, Lawn Avenue and Route 309, Sellersville. The center features advanced wound-care treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Such therapies can help patients avoid possible amputation of limbs, debilitating health problems, and life-threatening infections.
“People with slow-healing wounds, which have not gotten better with other treatments, no longer have to suffer,” says Linda Lavin, MD, medical director at Grand View Hospital. “Using leading-edge technologies, the team at the Grand View Wound Care Center is completely devoted to healing
(From left) Jody Hanks, program director of the Grand View Wound Care Center, and Kathleen Corcoran, RN, clinical coordinator stand next to one of two hyperbaric oxygen chambers at the Center.
|problem wounds and helping our patients reclaim their quality of life.”
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The center features state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, and improving circulation. HBOT is prescribed for about 16 percent of patients.
In addition to HBOT, the Grand View Wound Care Center also provides patients with access to many other services to treat wounds including infectious disease management, physical and occupational therapies, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, nuclear medicine, radiology, and debridement.
The center’s team of wound care-trained physicians and staff will work in collaboration with the patient’s physician to develop a plan of treatment that effectively addresses the patient’s individual needs.
Grand View is also hosting a free program for members of the community interested in learning more about wound care:
Wound Care Basics
And Tour of New Grand View Wound Care Center
Gain a better understanding of how to prevent wounds, take care of wounds, and what conditions typically cause them. Plus, enjoy a tour of the new Grand View Wound Care Center. Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org.
Nationally, about 7 million people suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds – a serious condition that can result in severe health issues. Non-healing wounds are typically caused by inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility – all that occur more frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes.
- Wednesday, March 31; 6-7:30 pm
Grand View Outpatient Center at Sellersville
For more information on the Grand View Wound Care Center, call 215-453-3360 or visit www.gvh.org.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, heart and vascular care, women's and children's health, and cancer treatment.
In 2008 and 2009, HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading health-care ratings company, awarded Grand View Hospital the Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety™ . Grand View is also the only hospital in Bucks and Montgomery counties to receive a 5-star quality rating in 2010 for total joint replacement from HealthGrades®. The American Stroke Association also awarded Grand View Hospital its Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.