HVHC Hyperbaric Medicine Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center performs more than 6,000 treatments

Sep 1, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

HVHC Hyperbaric Medicine Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is celebrating its 5th anniversary this month, continuing to heal patients with the use of oxygen treatments.

The Center has performed 6,247 hyperbaric treatments since it opened its doors in 2009.

"The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is one of the top centers in the nation and has continued to expand and provide new and improved treatments during the 5 years it has served our community," said Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. "Earlier this year, we earned Re-Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. It speaks to the level of care we provide at our Institute for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine."

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is the only facility in the region to provide this level of service, according to the UHMS, the leading authority in the nation on hyperbaric medicine. Only 40 facilities in the nation and one other Hospital in New York State - Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, a 400-bed teaching hospital - have earned Accreditation with Distinction from the UHMS.

The super oxygenation offered by hyperbaric treatments can help those with chronic non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, traumatic injury, radiation therapy and other causes.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s Institute for Wound Care offers three oversized, private hyperbaric chambers where patients can relax, listen to music or watch a movie. More than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds.

The advanced clinical programs of Hudson Valley’s Institute include Diabetic Limb Salvage and Breast Reconstruction as part of the Ashikari Breast Center at HVHC.

The Life Support Technologies group (LST) has been contracted by HVHC since 2009 to provide hyperbaric medical services.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org