OSWEGO – Construction advances for the new Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health as workers installed two steel beams on Oswego Hospital’s second floor last weekend.
The beams will support the two hyperbaric chambers that will be a part of the new service on the hospital’s third floor.
The chambers will offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which helps the body’s oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms function more efficiently.
While enclosed in a chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry from 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Among the conditions that can be treated are diabetic wounds of the lower extremities pressure ulcers, soft tissue radiation injuries, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, burns, osteomyelitis, lymphedema, malignant wounds and Venus leg ulcers.
Oswego Health has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, to bring wound healing care close to where community members reside.
This physician-lead service will begin providing patient care this summer.
Installing the beams were workers from Mattessich Iron, LLC, of Baldwinsville.