Trinity expands hyperbaric oxygen therapy to both sides of river


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Posted Online: June 21, 2012, 12:32 pm
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Press release submitted by Trinity Regional Health System.

The Trinity Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has expanded its Moline location to include two new hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. With the addition of its two chambers, Trinity is now the only hospital provider to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Illinois Quad-Cities.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber for short periods of time. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds, and is highly effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, improving circulation and helping to prevent future problems

By now offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Illinois, the remodeled center gives patients on that side of the river more convenient treatment options with a comprehensive array of services.

"With this expansion Trinity is continuing to show our commitment to the community for wound care treatment," said Dr. Gregory Bohn, medical director for Trinity Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. "There is such a need for treatment services in our area. Mortality rates from a wound that won't heal are greater than even those for breast cancer."

According to Dr. Bohn, often times patients with non-healing wounds can't drive themselves and must rely on alternate transportation modes. Having hyperbaric oxygen therapy available in Illinois helps reduce barriers for patients needing treatment because their transportation time is reduced.

The center is able to serve patients from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., five days a week. Patients accessing the Moline center also will find a multi-disciplinary physician treatment team consisting of a podiatrist, surgeon, emergency medicine and primary care physicians to meet their needs.




















 




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