Ascension Sacred Heart Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Pensacola provides the most advanced wound care therapy, to promote healing.
The Ascension Sacred Heart Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is the only one in Northwest Florida accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).
The UHMS is an international professional organization that establishes standards of excellence and quality for hyperbaric medicine programs. There are over 800 hyperbaric facilities in the United States. The Ascension Sacred Heart facility is one of only 75 facilities to receive full accreditation by the UHMS.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides 100 percent oxygen to patients under pressure, helping to heal damaged tissues, reduce swelling and improve circulation. The therapy increases the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood, so more oxygen is delivered to injured tissue. In turn, this stimulates small blood vessel and skin growth and helps fight infection.