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March 28, 2012

Parkland opens wound healing, hyperbaric medicine center

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center recently announced the opening of a new specialized wound care service to serve patients in Derry and surrounding communities.

The Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is located in the Nutfield Medical Office Building at 44 Birch St., Suite 209.

The new wound care and hyperbaric program will allow the hospital and its physicians to offer a more comprehensive wound care to manage chronic or non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems and other conditions.

The center features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers and four treatment rooms in the 3,500-square-foot facility.

The decision to start an outpatient center devoted exclusively to wound care reflects several key factors including an unmet need in the community, an overall increase in chronic non-healing wounds, and access to proven therapies that speed the healing process and deliver excellent clinical outcomes.

Led by medical director Dr. Albert Northcutt, in partnership with Diversified Clinical Services, the center is a collaboration between podiatrists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and family practice to provide advanced, evidence-based wound management.

The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy in two new HBOT chambers which allow patients to 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.

"We are excited to provide this much-needed addition for our community," Northcutt said. "Our entire team of interdisciplinary physicians and nurses is trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care. Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds and helping our patients reclaim their quality of life."

For more information, visit parklandmedicalcenter.com.

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