Good Samaritan Hospital's Wound and Hyperbaric Institute receives national accreditation

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:36

    SUFFERN - The Wound and Hyperbaric Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. The super oxygenation offered by hyperbaric treatments can help those with chronic non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, traumatic injury, radiation therapy and other causes, according to a press release from Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes Good Samaritan Hospital, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Good Samaritan Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Institute offers two oversized, private hyperbaric chambers where patients can relax, listen to music or watch a movie during treatment. More than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds. This treatment is designed to heal wounds stemming from infections, radiation, operations, post-operative complications, trauma, diabetes and gangrene. The institute is led by Hyperbaric Medical Director Bijo Chacko M.D. and Medical Director of Wound Care Jay Levine, DPM. Integrated clinical support is provided by System Director of Wound Services and Diabetes Education Carla Errico, MPH, RD, and the entire Good Samaritan Hospital physician/clinician staff. In order to receive the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society accreditation, the institute submitted to an inspection by expert evaluators who rated it on commitment to staffing and training, equipment installation, operation, maintenance, facility and patient safety and standards of care. More than 1,600 individual standards had to be met to receive accreditation.