Las Vegas, NV — Centennial Hills Hospital continues to add new programs to its roster of services, enabling area residents to now receive advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine in their community. The new Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Centennial Hill Hospital (The Center) opened July 27 in the adjacent medical office building, located at 6850 N. Durango Drive, Suite 116, Las Vegas, NV, 89149.
“Chronic wounds, or those that don’t heal within 30 days, affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States,” said Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director of Centennial Hills Hospital. “We want people to proactively understand the causes and effects of untreated wounds so they can ultimately improve their quality of life.”
Importance of Addressing Chronic Wounds
According to Healogics®, which manages The Center, chronic wound incidence is expected to rise at a rate of two percent annually over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic. If left untreated, chronic wounds can negatively impact a person’s quality of life and sometimes lead to amputation of the affected limb (i.e. toe, foot, partial leg), explained JoLynn Smith, Program Director for The Center.
Advanced wound treatments at The Center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.
The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which exposes wounds to 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, allowing oxygen to gain access to wounds and support their healing. It has been approved by Medicare to treat about a dozen conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone, necrotizing infections, comprised skin grafts and skin flaps, and some types of arterial insufficiency and ischemia.
Patients wishing to utilize wound care services should call The Center at 702-835-9777.