Each year, approximately 5 million Americans will suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems or other conditions. Fifteen percent of all people living with diabetes will develop chronic wounds. We can help you at Springhill Medical Center.
Studies have shown that specialized wound care treatment, which may include hyperbaric medicine, may accelerate wound healing, reduce amputation rates, and help patients avoid hospitalization.
On an outpatient basis, Springhill Medical Center's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Treatment Program is the recognized leader in hyperbaric medicine along the Gulf Coast and provides the services you need to help you resume an active, healthy life.
Springhill's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine was the 33rd center in the nation to receive national accreditation for its clinical hyperbaric medicine facility. Springhill Medical Center’s hyperbaric medicine program is one of only four facilities nationally to have accreditation by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society six consecutive times. Additionally, we are the only facility in Mobile to have a fully certified staff by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.
“ The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, established at Springhill in 1987 and has always self-imposed a high standard of care. By participating in the new Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Accreditation program, we are perpetuating a higher standard for the entire hyperbaric industry. ”
Working with you and your physician, the staff at Wound Care Management has the following goals:
- Reduction in healing time and better outcomes
- Reduction in wound healing costs
- Prevention of future wounds through control of risk factors
- Less hospitalization
- Prevention or reduction in the length and severity of disability
These goals are met through a variety of services, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, nutrition management, physical therapy, and dressing management.
Our staff has developed a standardized system of care that meets the guidelines and protocols of nationally recognized organizations such as the American Association of Wound Care.