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KRMC can now heal wounds faster

Hospital recently opened a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center

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The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Kingman Regional Medical Center utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

KRMC/Courtesy The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Kingman Regional Medical Center utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center opened its new Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center recently.

The center is staffed with specialists focused on providing comprehensive care of non-healing wounds due to diabetes or other health conditions.

The center's team of wound specialists will develop an individual program for treating each patient using advanced healing technologies and techniques.

Among those technologies, KRMC offers the region's only hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen at up to three times normal atmospheric pressure. The pressure forces oxygen to tissues affected by injury or disease and accelerates the body's healing process.

In addition to hyperbaric therapy, the center also offers standard wound-healing services such as debridement, dressing changes and infection management - on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is located on the first floor of the hospital at 3269 Stockton Hill Road in Kingman.

An open house and ribbon-cutting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Light refreshments will be served.

Wound-healing services are eligible for coverage under most insurance policies and Medicare, upon referral of the patient's primary care physician. For more information, call the center at (928) 681-8555.