Crozer Health Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Opens at Springfield Hospital
The Crozer Health Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springfield Hospital is now open for current and new patients.
The new, centrally located facility expands the reach of the comprehensive wound care program, known for its excellent outcomes. Garage parking and a location along SEPTA routes make the new wound center accessible to more patients in the health system and beyond.
“With our new location, we’re able to reach out to patients who otherwise may not have had access to our leading-edge treatment,” says program director Christopher Barrett, D.P.M.
The newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility joins the Center for Wound Healing at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH).
With an expansive hyperbaric medicine suite, the Springfield location will now offer advanced hyperbaric oxygen treatment for all types of non-healing wounds. Crozer Health’s comprehensive wound care program treats patients with chronic ulcers and acute wounds that have not healed – typically as a result of diabetic or vascular disease, but also autoimmunedisease and other conditions.
Some patients seek treatment for trauma wounds, burns, injuries and side effects from radiation therapy. In addition to hyperbaric oxygen treatment, services include:
- Care planning and coordination
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Skin equivalents
Crozer Health’s wound-healing rate is 90 percent.
The two wound care centers see a combined 625 patients a month. Patients may be referred by their doctors, or they can come in on their own as self-referral. Both centers can see patients the same day or next day.
“One of the biggest benefits is the new center’s proximity to the Center for Diabetes at Springfield Hospital, which is in the same building,” says Jeffrey Lehrman, D.P.M., medical director of the Springfield wound center. “Often our patients with chronic wounds have diabetes as a complicating factor, along with nutritional deficiencies, and with the center so close, we can better serve patients by treating them with their entire health picture in mind.”
Like Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s center, the new site takes a multidisciplinary approach, emphasizing collaboration across specialties, including podiatrists, general surgeons, interventional vascular surgeons and infectious disease experts.
“What puts us ahead of the game is that we have a large physician panel with different specialties,” says Bruce Greenfield, D.P.M., medical director of the DCMH wound center. “Patients can come to one of our locations and see more than one specialist at a time.”
Time is of the essence in wound care, Barrett says, and the new location will help get the word out to patients who need to be seen and treated as soon as possible.
“Aggressive, multidisciplinary care can save time, limbs and lives,” Barrett says. “With our Springfield Center, we can help more people and have a bigger impact.”
For more information about Crozer Health’s Centers for Wound Healing, call 1-833-CK-WOUND (1-833-259-6863).