The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received a reaccreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The accreditation means the facility met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through rigorous evaluation of the operations, including equipment, staff and training, to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only Rockland County hospital to receive this distinction.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses medical oxygen administered in a pressure chamber at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. This pressure helps oxygen dissolve more rapidly into the blood, advancing its absorption into damaged tissues to promote the healing of wounds, serious infections, pressure-related scuba-diving injuries, arterial gas emboli and other illnesses.