Finley Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center
The Finley Wound and Hyperbaric Center treats chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That's were we can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.
Patients may self-refer or contact your personal physician for a referral.
Healogics, Inc. is the leader in outpatient wound care management services and is the partner of choice for more than 500 hospitals nationwide. Healogics delivers evidence-based clinical medicine and is focused on providing exceptional outpatient wound care.
- Thorough wound assessment - identify all underlying disease factors
- Wide variety of conventional and specialty wound treatment
- Patient/family/professional education - vital information on disease process, treatment and services
- Physician-directed care
- Care management by a RN extensively trained in wound care
- Durable medical equipment consultants (provide medical equipment when needed)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
To help in your healing, you may be referred for hyerbaric oxygen therapy, a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe 100 percent pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber while under the supervision of a physician and a specially trained technician. This higher concentration of exygen nourshes the body tissue, which speeds the healing process.
- Promotes development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).
- Promotes growth of new tissue and skin within certain wounds.
- Fights certain types of infection.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has a variety of benefits and is approved for treatment of:
- Certain diabetic wounds
- Wounds associated with chronic bone infections
- Wounds recently treated with surgical grafts
- Crush injuries
- Injury to tissues from radiation therapy
- Severa anemia
- Acute peripheral vascular disease
- Carbon monoxide poisonig
An Estimated Eight Million Americans Suffer from Chronic Wounds
Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don’t heal for many different reasons. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound. Diabetics often acquire wounds which have a hard time healing because they are getting poor blood flow to that wound. Geriatric patients often have problems with vascular disease that translate into wounds that just don’t heal, and conditions that cause immobility may result in severe, hard-to-heal pressure ulcers.
For patients, it can sometimes be challenging to understand the variety of treatments and advanced therapies available for their particular situation. In this section, Healogics offers resources to assist patients and their families who may be dealing with hard-to-heal wounds. Within this section you will find:
- Information about wound identification and healing
- Tips for wound prevention
The Case for Specialized Wound Care
A chronic wound is a manifestation of one or more underlying conditions that becomes visible on the skin. Included are wounds with the following etiologies: pressure, venous, arterial, diabetic, non-healing surgical, cancer-related, inflammatory, and mixed etiologies. Approximately 8 million Americans have chronic wounds. The incidence of chronic wounds is highest among the 8 percent of the total US population who are diabetic, which the Centers for Disease Control estimates at almost 26 million Americans. The literature suggests that approximately 15-25 percent of diabetic patients eventually develop foot ulcers. The recurrence rate at two to five years is greater than 50 percent, with 15-24 percent eventually requiring amputation. According to Reiber’s Nationwide Inpatient Study, the length of hospital stay for a diabetic patient with a foot ulcer surpasses that of myocardial infarction and stroke. As the worldwide prevalence of obesity continues to grow at epidemic rates, the incidence related disease including heart disease, vascular insufficiency and diabetes increases dramatically.
Tradition of Excellence in Outpatient Wound Care Center Management
- More than two million wounds treated *
- 500+ Wound Care Center® agreements *
- 91% healing rate *
- 31 median days to heal *
- 54 average days to heal *
- 94% patient satisfaction rate *
* Based on information available as of January, 2012
A New Resource to Help Heal More Wounds and Change More Lives
Today, the medical community welcomes a new organization united with a vision to drive the field of wound science, healing, and prevention forward. Two companies long known for clinical excellence and leadership in wound care – National Healing Corporation and Diversified Clinical Services – have joined forces as Healogics, Inc.
An Established Best Practice Clinical Model
Healogics helps meet the needs of each hospital customer and the communities they serve. Healogics customized program and consultative approach allows hospitals to realize increased ancillary net revenues, build physician relationships, support key hospital surgical programs and proved a needed service for a growing base of underserved patients.
Wound Care Organizations and Resources
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
American Diabetes Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Professional Wound Care Association
National Alliance of Wound Care®
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
Wound Healing Society
The Wound Institute
Wound Care Information Network
Wound,Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Meet the Team
|David Alan Arnold, DO, FACOS, CWS
|Jill Hunt, MD
Medical Staff Physician
|Piper MacRae-Egan, RN, BSN, SWOCN