Spotlight: Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Munson Healthcare Manistee

MANSITEE — Munson Healthcare Manistee’s Wound and Hyperbaric Center provides a full range of advanced wound care services, meeting the local community’s wound care needs.

With its specially-trained staff, the center offers the latest treatment options for the healing of complex chronic wounds, such as:

• diabetic and pressure ulcers;

• burns;

• surgical incisions;

• radiation damage; and

• trauma wounds.

Closed temporarily in December of 2016, the Wound and Hyperbaric Center reopened this past summer.

During the downtime, hospital officials revised the operational structure, improved workflow and enhanced the ability to capture revenue for the services provided in order to improve the department’s financial performance and help ensure its sustainability, according to Julie Mueller, Manistee Hospital’s Marketing Director.

Since returning, the center’s care team has been led by Brian McComb, DO, and Amy Kane, FNP-BC, GNP-BC.

The care team provides assessments, customized treatment plans, and follow-up monitoring. For patients who qualify, the center offers state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy in large, comfortable chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to help heal wounds that have not responded to other treatments.

Since the clinic reopened — from June through Dec. 31 of 2017 — it saw 1,298 visits from 116 patients. Eight of those patients made for a total of 275 chamber “dives” in the hyperbaric oxygen therapy equipment.

The Manistee Wound and Hyperbaric Center is located near Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital in the Manistee Medical Offices building at 1293 E. Parkdale Ave. For more information about its services, contact the center at (231) 398-1780.

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