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University Wound & Hyperbaric Center is open and accepting patients. The University Wound & Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient, hospital-based program to provide treatment for problem wounds. Patients can call the Center to inquire about a consult or may be referred

Stephen Gooden, M.D. Medical Director

by their primary care physician. The program operates by appointment and is open each weekday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This state-of-the-art facility provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities to treat problem wounds.

Pam Oerman Program Director

The program also includes a comprehensive case management approach to all patients with referrals to infectious disease management, chronic disease management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, Nuclear Medicine, Home Health, Podiatry, Orthotics

Joanne Rogalsky Clinical Coordinator

and radiology. Treatment performed in the Center is an evidence based approach to wound healing inclusive of the possible use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which is prescribed for approximately 20 percent

Chasity Bray HBO Safety Director

of non-healing wounds. HBOT is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process. Call 706/774-7242 for more information or to schedule patients. Watch Housewide Memos for details regarding an upcoming open house.


Susan Mason Administrative Assistant