The hyperbaric and wound center at Holy Cross Hospital - Jordan Valley is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) with distinction, a status given to the top 4% of hyperbaric centers in the U.S. who meet the highest standards of patient care, quality and safety.
Depending on the type, length of time and medical conditions, wounds may take an average of 8 to 12 weeks to heal. Our staff is specially trained to provide the highest standard of care to help you get back to living your life to the fullest.
After an initial evaluation, we provide each person with an individualized plan to help heal these difficult wounds, using serial digital photo records for wound assessment and management.
Patients often go years without healing due to improperly addressing the venous pressure and disease. Ulcers in the middle to lower leg caused by trauma or those that spontaneously form due to varicose veins respond markedly to consistent compression. Compression wraps are a solution to provide consistent compression to help ulcers heal.
Having an ostomy, especially if unplanned, is a very difficult and emotional life-altering development. Our staff understands the unique challenges (both mental and physical) associated with managing an ostomy and can help educate and troubleshoot the best solutions and products for your particular situation.
Most wounds will heal with careful conservative care. However, there are instances where the body cannot provide local growth factors required for healing due to certain underlying medical conditions.
If wounds fail to heal, our clinic uses several types of “skin substitutes” that provide growth factors and a scaffolding to promote healing.
These come from varying sources, including placenta, umbilical cord and other mammalian cells. Application of these products can jump start wounds to help them heal.
Treatments may include
- Abscess and hematoma drainage
- Bioengineered human tissue grafting
- Hyperbaric therapy
- Intravenous antibiotic therapy
- Management of edema/swelling
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Non-invasive vascular tissue oxygen mapping
- Sharp debridement
- Wound biopsy
Conditions we treat
- Abscess and cellulitis
- Diabetic foot and leg ulcers
- Edema/leg swelling
- Mild burns
- Ostomy and ileostomy management
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Ulcers from peripheral arterial disease (vascular ulcers)
- Venous leg ulcers
- Wounds associated with cancer or radiation treatment
- Wounds from autoimmune disorders
Because each patient is unique, we have brought together a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team to design and deliver the best solution for your care. We offer comprehensive consultations, advanced wound treatments and specialized patient education.
Considering all your needs, we provide care with respect and dignity because we know this is an essential part of the healing process. Our wound care staff will manage your care with your primary care physician, specialty care providers and home health agencies to ensure your overall wellbeing.