Wound Care at Northwest Texas Healthcare System
If you have a sore or wound that has not begun to heal in a month, or healed entirely in two months, ask your doctor about the Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Northwest Texas Healthcare System. The staff who works in the program have been specially trained to deal with the underlying conditions that cause non-healing and chronic wounds, including diabetes, poor circulation and infection.
A team of specialists who are trained in wound care — including general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and registered nurses — work together to help heal your wound. Treatment and all related services, such as radiology, surgery or rehabilitation, are all available at Northwest Texas Healthcare System so you don't need to travel to get the high quality wound care you need.
Every year, chronic wounds caused by diabetes, insect bites, pressure ulcers, trauma or other conditions keep 3 to 5 million people from living life the way they'd like. Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Northwest Texas Healthcare System can help. Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, a partnership between Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Healogics™, provides quality care for sores and wounds, including those that have resisted healing for months, and even years.
Staff members can also help you learn how to take care of your wounds yourself. Because chronic wounds are so often associated with diabetes, the NWTHS Diabetes Center (nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association) offers educational classes on the second Tuesday of every month. Call 806-354-1701 to enroll. Or, call 806-354-1202 to learn more about diabetes.
Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been fully accredited by The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The accreditation indicates the highest industry standards and best practices in hyperbaric treatment. NWTX is one of the few hospitals in the nation to participate in the organization’s rigorous accreditation process. A survey team evaluated the quality of the facility and equipment, the professionalism of the staff, as well as the level of their training. The quality of care and patient safety measures were also evaluated to ensure that the highest standards of care are maintained at the facility.
Providing quality care is our top priority. We are very proud of this accreditation appointment and are committed to seeing that NWTX serves as an industry benchmark for high standards and exceptional care. Fostering patient trust is a key driver.
The UHMS began the accreditation process in 2000 due to the growth and demand for hyperbaric medicine. They use the process to measure quality assurance among wound care centers that offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), one of the most sophisticated and effective wound treatment services.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in the pressurized concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process. The staff puts together a treatment program based on each patient's special needs, including visits for home care. Any time patients or family members have questions, our staff is available.
Northwest earns distinguished honors for Wound Care
Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was named the 2015 Center of the Year for the southwest zone by HealogicsTM, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award recognized Northwest as the highest-performing center for quality among more than 200 affiliated wound centers across several states. Northwest had a healing rate in 2015 of 94 percent and a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent.
This high performance also earned the center recognition as a Healogics 2015 Center of Distinction. The Center provides care for diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds, utilizing advanced treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy.