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Published on February 05, 2018

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center Opens New Location

 

TYLER, TX – The internationally accredited CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center will open its new, expanded clinic location to patients on February 12, 2018. The new clinic, located at 733 S. Fleishel Ave., will offer more exam rooms, additional industry-leading technology and improved accessibility for patients – all in a more inviting setting.

 

“As partners in care, the Wound Care Center staff and providers work with our community and our patients to build an individualized treatment plan for each patient,” said Chris Bergfeld, Clinic Manager of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center and HBO. “In our new location, we seek to better serve patients and the community by providing truly excellent care in a comfortable environment, designed to maximize healing.”

 

Every year, chronic, non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, infection, poor circulation or other health conditions affect the lives of 3-5 million Americans. At the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center, the providers utilize a comprehensive approach to wound care that yields some of the best outcomes in the industry.

 

“Nationally, it takes patients an average of 67 days to heal, and the average at our Center is 51 days,” said Bergfeld. “We also improve on healing percentage by a full point: our 94.7-percent to the national 93.6-percent average. We also have a higher than average limb salvage rate than the rest of the country. With this new facility, we are able to address some non-clinical issues like wayfinding, parking and wheelchair accessibility to help build on this incredible record of care.”

 

A large part of the success of the Wound Care Center is the strategic use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), the administration of 100% oxygen in a pressurized environment. Specialized Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy are often necessary for optimal treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. With the new Center comes the capability and capacity to add another HBO treatment chamber.

 

“HBOT is an effective therapy used in conjunction with advanced wound care,” said Han Hulen, M.D., a physician at the Wound Care Center. “Along with proper attention to nutrition, infection and other underlying medical problems, we achieve greater healing results. By adding the new HBOT chamber, we will be able to extend those results to an even larger group of patients – helping more people get healthier and return to their normal lives faster than ever before.”

 

The Wound Care Center is an accredited Center of Distinction in HBOT by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This means that the Wound Care Center is regularly recognized for commitment to the highest performance standards in all aspects of wound care, including staffing, equipment and patient safety.

 

“Our patients benefit from a comprehensive approach, including both non-surgical and surgical treatment options,” said Melissa Springmeyer, M.D., CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Would Care Center provider. “This means that the Wound Care Center is regularly recognized for commitment to the highest performance standards in all aspects of wound care, including our team, our technology and our commitment to service and safety. We are one of a small percentage accredited facilities in the entire world – and we are proud to be able to offer truly world-class care to the people of Northeast Texas.”

 

“At the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Wound Care Center we are able to make a real difference in people’s lives by helping them heal and get through what can be a difficult situation,” said Steven Keuer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and President of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. “It is a fantastic chance for us to truly live out our Mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Reviewed by WK on February 02, 2018

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