Press Release 
CONTACT: MARCY MADRID
MANAGER, PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS
432-685-1541
March 10th, 2006

Midland Memorial Hospital is scheduled to celebrate the opening of its new Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine this Friday, March 14th from 2:00pm until 5:00pm.

The Center, located inside Midland Memorial Hospital’s main campus at 2200 West Illinois, will feature state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.  HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds.  It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.

HBOT is also used to treat crush injuries, osteomyelitis, skin grafts and flaps, brown recluse spider bites and diabetic wounds of the lower extremity.

Philip Mammen- Program Director “Our community is ready for a comprehensive center for wound care and we are ready to provide it to them.  We wanted to make our wound care program the center of excellence in the community.  To accomplish this, we have partnered with nationally known Diversified Therapy, a company that is a market leader in the clinical treatment of chronic wounds and the adjunctive use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.”

For more information on the center or its open house, please call 685-1532.

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With a history dating back to 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital is well known locally and regionally for providing a full range of acute care services. This 320 licensed bed facility is a specialty provider of emergency medicine, cardiac care, vascular interventions, and advanced radiological and oncology services.