March 5, 2012 – The Hallmark Health Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is now open and treating patients at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The Center offers comprehensive wound care for all types of chronic wounds including diabetic ulcers, venous and pressure ulcers as well as wounds caused by poor blood flow or other underlying medical conditions. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Alfonso Serrano, MD, a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, serves as the medical director for the Center. A multi-disciplinary team of highly-skilled physicians, nurses and specialists helps patients get their lives back by concentrating on non-healing wounds, ones that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment.
The Center also features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. If a patient’s wounds qualify for this type of treatment, the patient will breathe 100 percent oxygen under pressure while resting comfortably inside the roomy, plexiglass chamber. This non-invasive, painless treatment known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, increases the patient’s oxygen level in the bloodstream. This enhances the body’s natural healing, strengthens the immune system, and often results in a return to an active lifestyle.
The Center also contains dedicated exam and treatment rooms that provide the best treatment for these patients. For more information visit hallmarkhealth.org and select ‘Clinical Programs’ or call (781) 979-3500.
Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.