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04/27/2015
By: Janet S.
Kernan Hospital
I was in a accident in August of 1998. I was sent to Kernan Hospital to Rehabilatate. I cannot say enough good stuff about the staff. They were so caring and compassionate about my injuries. This is a great Hospital. I am sorry for one thing, I met some really good people in there. I wish that I could have kept in touch with them. Including the nurses, and friends. I left there in a wheelchair. Unfortunately I still am, but this hospital is a great place to recover.
10/27/2016
By: Tammy H.
Kernan Hospital
PT does not know when to stop when a patient is hurting. Blood pressure drops and still made me work. Her name is Laura. My groin muscle was pulled and she didn't care. As she is the one who caused it. Over all the facility is very nice.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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