Wound Care

 

Jameson Hospital Center for Wound Healing / Wound Care
 
The healing power of oxygen… saves limbs and saves lives. 
 
Right in your community, at the Jameson Hospital Center for Wound Healing, we have the latest technology and the most talented physicians and staff specialized in severe wound care and healing. The specialized Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine that we provide treats wounds that will not heal that could result in amputation or severely infectious life threatening situations.
 
Jameson is one of only a few hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania to offer this non-invasive treatment that enhances the body's natural ability to heal itself by the inhalation of 100% oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used to treat diabetic leg & foot wounds, chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis), failed skin grafts or flaps, radiation tissue injuries (cystitis, proctitis, osteoradionecrosis), necrotizing infections, gas gangrene, Carbon monoxide poisoning, crush injuries and other slow- or non-healing wounds. 
 
All treatments are supervised by physicians with specialized training in Hyperbaric Medicine.  Most patients receive 20 to 40 treatments on an outpatient basis.  During treatment, the patient rests comfortably in an enclosed chamber and breathes the 100 percent oxygen under pressure for 90 to 110 minutes. The area that you are in is made of glass to improve feelings of claustrophobia and a flat-screen television is equipped for all chambers.
 
How Does HBOT Work?
In the ambient atmosphere, humans normally breathe approximately 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. While undergoing HBOT, pressure is increased up to two times in 100% oxygen. In our chambers, the entire body is immersed in 100 percent oxygen. The increased pressure and 100 percent oxygen dissolve oxygen in the blood plasma and in all body cells, tissues and fluids at up to 10 times the normal concentration. 
 
Who Will Treat Me?
The Jameson Hospital Center for Wound Healing offers a comprehensive approach for patients with chronic wound issues.  The Center’s multi-disciplinary healthcare team, which includes physicians with advanced training in wound management and nurses skilled in chronic wound care treatment, will work to meet patients' wound treatment needs.  After careful evaluation of patients’ condition and medical history, the staff and physician will develop the correct and specific treatment plan. 
 
Dr. William Gilleland, M.D., serves as the Medical Director for the Center, which is also staffed by Program Director, Diane Hofius, MSN, CWON, FNP; Gregg Hallowich, Hyperbaric Technician and additional wound care nurses; Patricia Russell, Certified Wound Nurse, and Christine Toca, RN. The Center is under the nursing oversight of Barbara Bernardi, RN, MBA, Nurse Executive for Jameson Health System. 
 
Other physicians that practice in the Wound Center include: David Hofius, D.O.; Fernando Hayetian, M.D.; Matthew Liwski, D.P.M.; Michael Drespling, D.P.M.; James Rupp, D.P.M. and Robert Vandrak, D.O. 
 
Contact Information
Jameson Hospital Center for Wound Healing
Jameson Hospital South Campus
1000 South Mercer Street
New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
(724) 656-6161
 

Patients Talk About Their Wound Healing Experiences at Jameson

"The care was wonderful.  Thank you Diane"

"I love the staff here.  They are all wonderful. Thank you all."

"Giving the Center for Wound Healing 4+ Stars - couldn't want anymore."

"Thank you for your kindness."

"Tish was wonderful and so was Luann."

 "Dr. Maalouf was great."

"Everyone was great and so was the care.  Thank you."

"No problems.  Pleasant staff who answered questions."