Wounds that haven’t healed in over a month need special attention. Now help is more convenient than ever at Uniontown Hospital’s Wound Healing and Treatment Center. Located right at the hospital, and supported by a grant from the Highmark Foundation, our state-of-the-art center offers the latest technologies, resources and therapies.
A word about wounds
Wounds associated with diabetes, poor circulation and other medical conditions may be hard to heal. Such wounds place a person at risk for serious infections, which can quickly progress to bone and tissue or become systemic and life-threatening.
Wounds can cause discomfort, pain, disfigurement, and can also place limits on a person’s activities and quality of life. Often a wound starts small, but without proper management, can result in acute hospitalizations and/or some form of amputation.
Because diabetes is a leading cause of chronic sores, patients with diabetes are encouraged to find out more about the disease and how to control its symptoms by visiting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) website or the Diabetes Center at Uniontown Hospital.
Who should seek help?
People with wounds that have not healed within 30 days are considered to have a chronic wound, and should seek advanced treatment.
In addition, patients who are experiencing a loss of sensation in their feet should contact the center. Foot wounds may go undetected, and our experts provide instruction on how to examine and inspect feet to determine if a wound is present.
The Wound Healing and Treatment Center treats a variety of conditions including:
A medical team approach
Patients who visit the Wound Healing and Treatment Center will have access to a wide variety of specialists, creating one-stop convenience for specialized wound care.
Our multidisciplinary team works closely with primary care physicians, developing personalized treatment plans and keeping the patients’ doctors informed of their progress.
In addition to wound specialists and physicians, the center also provides lifestyle educators and nutritionists to help patients learn what choices to make to assist the healing process.
Our center offers the following:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and more
There are many treatments and therapies used to heal problem wounds. One of the most advanced is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). During HBOT, patients breathe in pure oxygen, increasing the level of oxygen in their bloodstream to promote wound healing.
At the Wound Healing and Treatment Center, our specialized team is trained in HBOT, and we make the experience as comfortable as possible. Our hyperbaric chambers have see-through compartments, offering patients complete visibility, freedom of movement and the ability to easily communicate with our caregivers. Patients may rest comfortably or watch television while receiving treatment.
Patient care at the Wound Healing and Treatment Center may include the following treatments and therapies:
The Wound Healing and Treatment Center is located on the first floor of Uniontown Hospital. Patients may self-refer or be referred by their doctor. Treatment is covered by most insurance plans, and our staff will take care of all arrangements with the physician and insurance company.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (724) 430-3333.