Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
Opens Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in Austin Area
New wound care center to offer specialized treatment for healing chronic wounds
LAKEWAY, Texas – July 29, 2021 -- Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation (BSWIR) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 29, 2021, to mark the opening of a specialized Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at its Lakeway hospital, located at 2000 Medical Drive. This new center offers leading-edge treatment to help heal wounds, including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, and skin grafts and flaps, and improve the quality of life for patients.
“More than 6.7 million people across the U.S. are living with chronic wounds, a health issue fueled by increasing rates of certain medical conditions such as diabetes and an aging patient population,” said Sara Wriborg, chief executive officer, BSWIR – Lakeway. “In the top 10 zip codes in the Lakeway area, there are approximately 2900 patients at any one time who require wound care treatment. We’re now here to provide the advanced care to help individuals heal and avoid further complications, including infections and amputation.”
The BSWIR Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has partnered with Healogics, Inc., a leading wound care management organization, to offer the specialized treatment and proven protocols to effectively treat chronic wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
Chronic non-healing wounds are generally defined as a sore, ulcer or other skin breakdown that that has not responded or significantly improved with conventional treatment over a 30-day period. These wounds are often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, and can lead to serious complications, including amputation. Education, training and community outreach are also part of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center’s commitment to providing the best quality care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the BSWIR Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at 512.263.4568 or visit BSWRehab.com/WoundCare,