Edward's Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center earns national reaccreditation

November 29, 2021

Edward Hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has earned reaccreditation from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program. Edward is the only UHMS-accredited hospital in the Chicago area. According to UHMS, the accreditation demonstrates the Center’s commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care.

“UHMS accreditation means our facility has met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through rigorous evaluation of our operations,” says Dave Zanghi, M.S., MBA, ATC/L, CSCS, FAACVPR, System Director, Noninvasive Cardiology and Wound Care Services, Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which Edward began offering in 2012, uses medical oxygen administered in a pressure chamber at levels higher than atmospheric pressure to heal stubborn wounds, such as those that can occur in people with diabetes or cancer patients who've undergone radiation. Patients with foot ulcers, crush injuries, compromised skin grafts, radiation injury or other conditions that have not responded to conventional treatment may qualify for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Edward’s three hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers can accommodate patients who are at least 18 years old and weigh up to 700 pounds. The interdisciplinary team at the Edward Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center includes primary care physicians, surgeons, certified wound/ostomy nurses and podiatrists trained in wound care.

For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/services/wound-care or call (630) 527-3002.

CAPTION: Edward Hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center recently earned reaccreditation from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society. Members of the Center’s team include: front row, from left: Xochitl Martinez, Kate Stevens and Michelle Conley. Back row: Vinayak Dongre, M.D., Mike Fogie, Dave Zanghi, Sandi Jiongco and Jennifer Hoffman.