In its first five months of operation, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional Health Center has seen great success in healing wounds for patients throughout the area.

Staff at the center heal patients faster than your average wound care staff, with a median heal rate of 14 days. Since the center opened in May, four hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients have utilized the chamber, totaling 95 treatments.

Other numbers include 812 wound care encounters, 107 new wound care patients, 85 healed wounds, 14 median days to heal, an average healing rate of 100 percent and 37 patients who have completed treatment.

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