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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Wound Care

The Wound Healing Center at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center can help patients suffering from chronic, non-healing wounds due to diabetes, poor circulation and other conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists uses proven clinical practice guidelines for wound care and state-of-the-art therapies to treat wounds that resist healing.

A wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks, or is not completely healed in six weeks, may benefit from our specialized care. The center’s caring physicians and staff design a plan of care based on patient need and other related conditions to heal the wound as quickly as possible.

Types of Wounds Treated

The Wound Healing Center treats many types of wounds, including:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Ischemic Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vasculitis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Burns

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Wound Healing Center is one of only a few centers in Western Washington to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen helps the body’s oxygen-dependent wound healing mechanisms function more efficiently. While enclosed in a chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues. The treatments are administered in a comfortable environment where patients can watch TV or a DVD, or listen to music.

Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin grafts/flaps
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Crush injury
  • Actinomycosis
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

For more information, call 253-804-4325.

For Referring Providers

When you send your patient to us, we keep you informed every step of the way. You will receive detailed reports that document the healing process, including photographs. If you have questions, our physician panel is available to discuss patient treatment. We are partners in healing, as we will collaborate with you in managing all your patient’s conditions. The patient continues to see you for all other medical conditions during the course of wound treatment and are discharged to your care upon healing.

Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans cover wound care.

To make a referral,
call 253-804-4325