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Wound Healing Center

Wound Healing Center

The CGH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center, located in our Locust Street Medical Center, offers advanced technologies and proven clinical protocols, providing the ideal treatment environment for people with difficult-to-heal wounds. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan designed to provide optimum healing outcomes for their chronic wound conditions.

The Wound Healing Center is an outpatient, hospital-based program to provide treatment for problem wounds.  Patients are referred by their primary physician and the center operates by appointment.  Our facility provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities to treat problem wounds. For four years running CGH Wound Healing Center has won the "Center of Distinction" Award.

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When should I be concerned about my wound?

Wounds can occur after an accident, injury, or surgical procedure. For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. Without proper treatment, these problem wounds can hamper physical activity, quality of life and, in some cases, be debilitating.

Seek medical care if:

  • The wound is deep or large
  • You have diabetes  even if the injury seems small
  • You have a sign of infection, including swelling, warmth, redness, or throbbing pain

Treatments for Wound Healing

CGH's Wound Healing Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy. We offer multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities depending on the situation. Treatment options include:

  • Nutritional Management
  • Pain Management Diabetic Education
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement





What is Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process.

What are the benefits of wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

  • Accelerate wound healing
  • Reduce amputation rates
  • Help patients avoid hospitalization and have an improved quality of life

The center features two state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chambers, a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, and many other conditions.

HBOT is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, improving circulation, and has also been used to treat crush injuries, osteomyelitis, skin grafts and flaps, and brown recluse spider bites.

In addition, the center provides valuable education to patients and caregivers to assist with wound management.

To Learn More About Wound Healing

To Make An Appointment

Patients are referred by their primary physician and the center operates by appointment.

1809 N. Locust Street, Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 564-4002


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