For most of us, a minor cut or scrap poses little to no problem. However, for individuals dealing with poor blood circulation from diabetes, severe burns or peripheral vascular disease, a simple cut or scrap can result in serious infection requiring advance wound care therapies.
That’s where we can help. Saint Alphonsus now offers patients the latest options in advanced wound healing/assessment, pain management and patient education. Our highly-skilled staff provides care that is complete, compassionate and patient-focused. If you are one of the more than five million Americans who suffer with a non-healing wound, let our dedicated professionals care for you!
Saint Alphonsus offers an advanced program to serve patients who have non-healing or complex wounds and other diseases that benefit from pressurized oxygen delivery. If you have chronic diabetes or a wound that will not heal, you may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During this type of treatment, you breathe 100 percent oxygen while under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. At Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, our Hyperbaric Unit consists of two chambers, operated by our hyperbaric medicine team of professionals who strive to provide comprehensive wound management.
The Would Healing & Hyperbaric program includes the use of the sophisticated Sechrist Monoplace 4100 Hyperbaric Chamber, the largest single-person hyperbaric chamber on the market with a 41” diameter and the largest in the Treasure Valley.
The highly skilled Hyperbaric Medicine team, which includes professional staff of hyperbaric technicians, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and Medical Director, Eric L. Johnson, M.D., remain in constant contact with every patient throughout the treatment session via the chamber intercom. The roomy interiors, which can accommodate patients up to 700 pounds, allow patients to rest comfortably in a reclined position, while breathing normally. Patients can listen to music, watch television or movies, or nap during treatment.
The new program will help specialists treat inpatients and outpatients for issues such as:
- chronic wounds
- diabetes related wounds
- infections for which Hyperbarics is indicated
- tissue damage from trauma
- vascular disorders
- venous or arterial insufficiency
- carbon monoxide poisoning
1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706
Just inside the S6 entrance of Saint Alphonsus (main campus)
For more information or to schedule a wound healing consultation in Boise, please call 208-367-6048
4400 E. Flamingo, Nampa, ID 83687
Inside the Nampa Health Plaza
For more information or to schedule a wound healing consultation in Nampa, please call 208-288-4560