Wound Care Center

Wound Care Center

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Holy Family Hospital - Named a Center of Excellence by Healogics.
Most patients with wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment, finally heal, and in as little as just a few weeks. Our specialized approach to treatment often prevents amputations, and helps patients return to active lives.

Wound Care Center

140 Lincoln Ave.,
3rd Floor East Elevator
Haverhill, MA 01830

doctor with patient

Wound Care Center at Holy Family Hospital

At Holy Family Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, located in Haverhill, our multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses are committed to using the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and wound care.

Conditions treated with specialized wound care include, but are not limited to:
  • Wounds caused by circulatory problems
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure sores
  • Burns
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Post-radiation wounds
  • Bone infections
Advanced wound care treatments include:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Bio-engineered skin substitutes
  • Biological and biosynthetic dressings
  • Growth factor therapies
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The hyperbaric chambers are a part of our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center's healing tools. These non-invasive clear acrylic chambers provide 100 percent oxygen to promote the optimum healing opportunity. While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue. The ultimate result is the body's natural wound healing mechanisms (which are oxygen dependent) are able to function more efficiently. Continued use of HBOT increases the body's immune and healing response. Our certified hyperbaric technician will educate you with the knowledge to complete this therapy program with the best results. Each hyperbaric chamber has its own TV/VCR and CD player for patients to watch movies or listen to music during treatment. The completely transparent chambers allow patients to see and be seen by the hyperbaric technician.

Conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity (foot and ankle ulcers)
  • Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Pressure ulcers

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is a hospital-based outpatient service. Physician referrals are not required for care. In 2016, Holy Family Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center earned the Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence national award from Healogics, making it one of only a few centers nationwide to receive this distinction for five consecutive years (2012-2016).

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