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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Services

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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Services

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Most wounds, minor cuts and scratches heal on their own within 2-4 weeks. But in some patients, healing is delayed or stalled due to blood flow problems, infection, underlying conditions, or poor nutrition.   

The wound care team of MultiCare Auburn Medical Center is made up of physicians and nurses who have dedicated their careers to the practice of advanced wound care. They strive to heal each wound as fast as possible so that you can get your life back!  

The wound care team includes:

  • Medical Director
  • Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Specialist
  • Nurses trained in advanced management

The team treats all types of skin ulcers:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Trauma and minor burns
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Delayed complications from radiation
  • Compromised grafts or flaps
  • Ulcers caused by bone infection
  • Ulcers caused by other medications
  • Any wound that has not healed in 4 weeks

The Center helps heal chronic wounds faster by treating the underlying cause of the non-healing wound and applying evidence-based, medical and surgical techniques that are outcome focused.  

Treatment methods may include:

  • Cleaning the wound and converting it to an acute wound so the immune system will help us heal it
  • Advanced wound dressings that are moist and reduce pain
  • Dressings that reduce infection without the need for antibiotics
  • Cell and tissue based technologies to close the wound earlier
  • Special devices to reduce pressure
  • Compression wraps to reduce the fluid in your legs
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) for non-emergent conditions to increase oxygen in the cells promoting new blood vessels and new cells to speed healing

Expert teamwork, coordinated care, advanced technologies and excellent outcomes are all in one convenient location right serving patients in King and Pierce County.

The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center is located in the MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, on the first floor of the Puget Sound Wing.

For more information, please call 253-545-2673.

Referrals can also be made via Epic order "wound06" or by faxing 253-333-2674.