Brooksville, Florida (April 8, 2021) — Oak Hill Hospital announces the opening of the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Therapy.
As one of the only wound care and hyperbaric therapy providers in Hernando County, Oak Hill Hospital is providing a service that affects more than 7 million people who suffer from chronic non-healing wounds. Addressing this need is important because chronic wounds can have serious consequences.
Non-healing wounds require specialized care due to underlying, complex conditions that prevent the wound from going through the expected healing stages. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater the risk of infection, amputation and other complications.
Some of the common conditions Oak Hill Hospital treats include:
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Post-surgical wounds
- Pressure wounds
- Soft tissue necrosis
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous stasis & varicose vein wounds
Patients who don’t respond immediately to wound therapy may be candidates for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which is used to treat certain medical conditions. The treatment takes place in a chamber that patients can see out of. Patients lay on a stretcher inside the pressurized chamber where they can watch TV or a movie while breathing 100 percent oxygen. The blood carries the extra oxygen to the injured area to expedite healing.
“It’s so fulfilling to have a team with years of experience who are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for patients suffering from these non-healing wounds,” said Justin Everts, RN, Program Director.
Patients who feel wound care or hyperbaric therapy could help their wounds heal should contact their primary provider to discuss the benefits.
The Center is located on Oak Hill Hospital’s campus in the two-story Nature Coast Medical Pavilion, 11371 Cortez Boulevard, Suite 134, Brooksville, FL 34613. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital wound care and hyperbaric therapy, please visit oakhillhospital.com/woundcare
Attached photo: The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Therapy at Oak Hill Hospital team poses in front of the oxygen chambers which helps some chronic wounds heal through the use of continuous oxygen. Left to right: Leslie Nelson, RN; Bri McIntyre, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager; Guesly Delva, MD, Program Medical Director; Barbara-Jean Giles, APRN; Justin Everts, RN, Program Director.
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984, is the area’s largest private employer with 350 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The hospital recently underwent a $38.5M expansion project which added 70 private rooms. The facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of over 600 physicians, 1,500 associates, and over 150 volunteers.
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the Internal Medicine residency program, 24 residents in the Family Medicine program, 18 residents in the General Surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the Emergency Medicine program, 18 residents in the Anesthesiology program, 6 residents in the Podiatry program, 10 residents in the Transitional Year program, and two residents in the Geriatric Fellowship program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital with Neonatal Intensive Care Services offers advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting and 10-private NICU rooms. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 Critical Care Medicine Program staffed by Intensivists, a Pediatric ER, and a dedicated Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
The hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Katie Stacy, Director of Public Relations & Communications, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.