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KSB Center for Wound Healing Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, announced today that the KSB Center for Wound Healing, an outpatient facility offering a comprehensive wound care, is celebrating its one-year anniversary of healing patients in the greater-Dixon region.

According to a recent retrospective analysis of Medicare data, approximately 8.2 million Medicare beneficiaries had at least one type of wound or related infection. There has never been a greater need for specialized wound care, given the aging population and an increase of patients with diabetes, chronic diseases, and obesity — all reasons leading to higher rates of chronic wounds.

“It has been a great year for the center, and we would like to thank referring physicians, patients and their families for trusting us with their wound care needs,” said Bob Kinnison, Program Director for the KSB Center for Wound Healing. “Our dedicated clinical staff understands the totality of the patient from a perspective of wound healing and reinforce our mission to improve the health and quality of life for patients with wounds.”

The KSB Center for Wound Healing treats patients with non-healing wounds that require an advanced level of care. Wounds typically treated at the center include those that are chronic and especially difficult to heal, such as diabetic, venous and pressure ulcers. Even internal injuries are treated here, including the late effects of radiation, osteomyelitis and crush injuries. Over the past year the center has treated nearly 250 patients in the greater Dixon region.

The center also offers hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, a medical treatment that enhances the body’s ability to heal. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100% pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. This high-pressure environment allows your blood to carry more oxygen to all parts of your body to repair injured tissue. HBO therapy also helps to fight certain infections, such as those that occur in the bone.

 

The wound center, located at 403 East First Street, Dixon, Illinois, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 815-285-5814.