A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce took place on August 28th, 2018 for the new Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center designed by PF&A for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
The Center uses a comprehensive approach for patients with slow and non-healing wounds. In addition to traditional wound care, patients living in or near Elizabeth City, NC will have access to specialized hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) at the new center.
Wounds need oxygen to heal properly. During the HBOT process patients lie inside a pressurized chamber that delivers 100 percent oxygen with increased atmospheric pressure. This increases the level of oxygen in the tissue, improves healing efficiency of white blood cells and stimulates the entire body’s natural healing responses. Patients undergoing hyperbaric therapy have complete privacy in comfortable, individual chambers equipped with televisions and access to music for patient entertainment.