Woundcare & Hyperbaric Center
Accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
The Hyperbaric and Woundcare Center is another example of Rush's commitment to be in the forefront of medical advances.
The Woundcare and Hyperbaric Center at Rush Foundation Hospital was established in 1997 to provide advanced Woundcare to patients with chronic or slow healing wounds. The Center is staffed by physicians and registered nurses with specialized training in Woundcare and hyperbaric medicine. The staff works closely with referring physicians to provide care plans based on each patient's needs. The majority of the treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis.
The most advanced and comprehensive Woundcare facility in the region, it specializes in the treatment of chronic or slow healing wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is another treatment option at the Center, delivering oxygen through the blood stream. HBO stimulates growth of new blood vessels, arrests certain types of infections, reduces edema, and accelerates the healing rate of the wound. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning, low-level, as well as high-level cases.
Providing an alternative to hospitalization
The Woundcare and Hyperbaric Center at Rush Foundation Hospital provides an alternative to hospitalization for patients with lower extremity wounds or other slow healing wounds.
This service is beneficial to patients who have a wound or skin problem resulting from:
- post-surgical complications
- venous or arterial disease
- brown recluse spider bites
- radiation therapy
Cost effective care
The Center offers personalized care and applications of established, specialized procedures that can lead to significant improvements in the healing rate of a variety of difficult-to-treat, non-healing wounds. Because the great majority of our treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, costs are significantly reduced for those patients who would otherwise require hospitalization.
A new approach to health care delivery
One of the few providers in Mississippi to offer this type of health care, the Woundcare and Hyperbaric Center is just one example of a hospital-wide effort to deliver quality health care to patients served by Rush Foundation Hospital.
Because no single treatment course will work for every person, the Woundcare and Hyperbaric Center brings together information and technology from different medical specialties to develop customized treatment plans. Depending on his/her needs, a patient may be seen by a physician, nurse, physical or occupational therapist, nutritionist or diabetic specialist.
This coordinated approach to delivering health care is designed to provide a continuity of care based solely on the patient and how he/she responds to treatment.
The Woundcare and Hyperbaric Center is open for regular office hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located on the first floor at Rush Foundation Hospital, 1314 19th Avenue in Meridian. The center is also available for after hours and on weekends for emergency hyperbaric services. The on call hyperbaric physician will be notified to answer questions or arrange appropriate treatment. Hyperbaric treatments can be scheduled on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the patient's condition and requirements.