Advanced Wound Healing Center Grand Opening
(Springfield, OR, January 2010)
The general public and media are invited to join us:
1 – 3 p.m., January 27
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center
1460 G Street, Springfield
The opening of McKenzie-Willamette’s new Advanced Wound Healing Center
is good news for area patients suffering from chronic nonhealing wounds that resist conventional treatment.
Join us for the Center’s grand opening January 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. with tours of the center and demonstrations of our hyperbaric oxygen chambers. The official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 1:30 pm.
The Advanced Wound Healing Center, which began seeing patients December 2, 2009, gives those suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, skin grafts and crush injuries, the option of receiving comprehensive wound care close to home. Rather than traveling to Portland or southern Oregon, patients can receive needed chronic wound care treatment in a convenient first floor location at McKenzie-Willamette, with free parking and direct patient access.
The Center is under the medical direction of John Mackey, M.D., who has worked as an emergency room physician for 30 years. Rounding out the physician team is 21-year emergency department veteran Desmond Crooks, M.D. and Gordon Anderson, M.D., family practice physician with nearly 30 years of experience. In addition to their years of experience and board certification, the team has received specialized training in wound management. Our multi-specialty team of certified physicians, nurse specialists, and clinicians are dedicated to offering the most advanced healing options specifically tailored to individual patient needs.
“I really appreciate the care I received at McKenzie-Willamette,” stated patient Dorothy C. “I had a wound since 2001 that wouldn’t heal. Within a few weeks of receiving specialized treatment my wound is healing, and for the first time in years I have some relief.”
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The new Center’s two hyperbaric oxygen therapy breathing chambers are the only ones currently available in the mid-Willamette Valley. The chambers provide 100 percent pure oxygen (the air we breathe is typically about 21 percent oxygen) to the patient in a pressurized hyperbaric breathing chamber, a proven method for healing wounds that have not responded to other therapies. Each chamber offers TV/VCR and CD player for patients to watch movies or listen to music during treatment. The completely transparent chambers allow patients full visibility.
For more information, please call 741-5103 or go to mckweb.com.
Background. An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds, which stem from a variety of medical conditions and don't heal for many different reasons. Typically, a wound that does not respond to routine medical care within 30 days is considered a chronic wound.
How do these wounds occur? In the general population, a serious injury that causes an open wound may result in infection which causes long-term healing difficulties. Diabetics may acquire small cuts or sores on their feet or lower extremities that develop into serious wounds. Vascular disorders may result in chronic vein ulcers. Also, some immobility conditions may result in severe, hard-to heal pressure ulcers.