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Riverview Health Wound Care Becomes First Program in Indiana to be Accredited for Hyperbaric Medicine

February 18, 2016

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.

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The hyperbaric oxygen chambers at Riverview Health Wound Care offer advanced technology treatments for complex wounds and are operated by a certified hyperbaric technologist.

About Riverview Health

Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital and 25 primary, immediate and specialty care facilities in Hamilton and Tipton counties. Together, we provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties—and have been frequently recognized for our clinical and service excellence.

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