Clark Regional partners with Wound Care Advantage

Published 11:38 am Monday, June 19, 2017

Clark Regional Medical Center recently partnered with Wound Care Advantage (WCA) to open a new outpatient wound care and hyperbaric center.

The center will feature a multi-disciplinary team of physicians to offer advanced wound care to the patients of Clark County and its surrounding communities.

Every year, non-healing wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other health-related disorders, keep 3 to 5million Americans from doing things they love.

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The new Clark Regional Center for Wound Care now has a team of experts trained to heal chronic wounds in as little as eight weeks.

 The new facility will have four treatment rooms to treat patients with chronic wounds associated with diabetes, venous insufficiency, osteomyelitis, immobility and delayed effects from radiation, among others. The center will also have two state of the art hyperbaric chambers to help wounds heal faster.

“During hyperbaric oxygen therapy a person is given 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized environment,” Dr. Crystal Kincaid, one of the medical directors of the Center for Wound Care, said. “When you combine pressure and oxygen, the amount of oxygen in the blood stream increases which speeds up the healing process.”

“We are excited to provide this much-needed service to the community,” Clark Regional Medical Center CEO Robert Parker said. “Our entire team of physicians and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care to heal these wounds as quickly as possible.”

 The wound care staff and physicians work with the patient’s primary care physician to develop evidenced-based treatment plans focused on healing rates and patient satisfaction.

“The specialized care provided by an outpatient wound care center supports the ongoing care provided by a patient’s primary care physician,” Wound Care Advantage CEO Mike Comer said. “We build strong partnerships across the continuum of care to ensure the best possible outcome.”

 The Center for Wound Care is located at 225 Hospital Drive and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To learn more, call 737-6655.