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The Success of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center

December 22, 2014

In its first five months of being open, the Boone County Hospital (BCH) Wound and Hyperbaric Center (W&HC) has proven to be a needed service for BCH and the Boone community.

According to the W&HC Director Lesa Maring, the staff are healing patients faster than average Healogic wound centers with a median days to heal rate of 23; the average median days to heal is 29.  Since the center opened, four HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) patients have utilized the chamber; of those four, there have been 116 treatments.  Other numbers from August 6th through December 12th include:

*          Wound care encounters (each time a patient is seen), 513

*          New wound care patients, 77

*          Healed wound care patients, 47         

*          Median days to heal, 23

*          Average center healing rate, 87 percent

For more information about the BCH Wound and Hyperbaric Center, click on "Programs and Services" on our website or call the center at (515) 433-8740.

Wound and Hyperbaric Center staff pictured, left to right:  Amber Dahl, Tara Loecker, Mary Lynn Papin, Melinda Altman, Dr. Richard Unger, Danielle Capp, Jennifer Ritchie, Lesa Maring

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