Riverview Health is the first facility in Indiana to be accredited for hyperbaric medicine by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).
“We’re very proud to earn this recognition as it not only validates the high standards of care and safety we ensure our patients every day, but also reflects the dedicated team we have at Riverview Health Wound Care,” said Tracey Ikerd, MD, medical director of Infection Control at Riverview Health. “Although we treat complex wounds, the improved quality of life our patients receive is the true reward for us.”
To be accredited for hyperbaric medicine, Riverview Health Wound Care successfully completed a rigorous assessment process that reviews equipment and facility capabilities, quality of care and staff qualifications.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by surrounding the person with 100 percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, allowing red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma to help heal a wound from the inside out while decreasing infection and inflammation.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with four—soon-to-be 20—beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.