The Citrus Memorial Health System Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center opened in June 2008 to provide help for patients experiencing problems with chronic, non-healing wounds.
Located on the third floor of the Medical Office Building, the center is staffed by a team of wound care specialists including board-certified physicians, certified wound ostomy nurses and hyperbaric technologists who specialize in treating wounds that have not sufficiently healed after 4 to 6 weeks.
A variety of wound care services are available to serve patients including:
- Advanced wound dressings
- Bio-engineered skin substitutes
- Antibiotic therapy
- Growth factor therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
In addition, patients with exceptionally difficult wounds may be treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). This is most commonly seen in patients with diabetic foot wounds; chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis); compromised skin grafts and flaps; radiation damage to soft tissue and bone, bowel, bladder and prostate; and crush injuries. HBOT is provided through the use of three monoplace hyperbaric chambers. Sessions typically last for 2 hours, with the treatment period ranging from 5 days to 6 weeks.
For more information or wound care education information, contact the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at (352) 341-6000.