CMC opens Advanced Wound CenterDecember 29, 2011
Capital Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of their Advanced Wound Center. The first day of clinic operations will be January 11, 2012. The Center, located at 601 McPhee Road SW in Olympia, is a part of the Capital Imaging Center and Outpatient Clinic.
The Advanced Wound Center is an outpatient program that focuses on chronic and non-healing wounds. Using multiple medical disciplines that incorporate the use of debridement, bioengineered tissue, therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy our team of physicians and healthcare professionals trained in advanced wound care will provide invaluable care for patients. The center is equipped with two Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) chambers. HBOT is a medical treatment that enhances natural healing by providing additional oxygen to the body’s tissues in technologically advanced hyperbaric chambers.
A much needed medical service, Capital’s Advanced Wound Center is the only center along Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Vancouver. Patients currently under care at a wound center are traveling over 45 miles to our west to Aberdeen to receive their treatments. Program Director, Alma Curic noted, “We are excited to offer this service to our community. The Advanced Wound Care Center has outstanding doctors, nurses and leadership who are committed to treating the growing incidence of severe grade diabetic wounds of the lower extremities and wounds that are unresponsive to general wound care treatments.” Because treatments can be every day for many weeks; having this service in Thurston County is of great benefit to our community. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves many treatments during the course of a patient’s treatment plan so having treatment close to home is truly significant to the overall healing for a patient dealing with troublesome wounds and infections,” she also noted.
For more information or to provide patient referrals for service at Capital’s Advanced Wound Center, please contact the center directly at (360) 570-3032. The center is currently scheduling patients for treatment.