The newly renovated St. Luke’s Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center–Lehighton reopened Monday, January 14. The center is equipped with the area’s only hyperbaric medicine chambers, which provide advanced treatment for hard-to-heal wounds.
“St. Luke’s invested in the renovations to provide our wound management patients in the Lehighton area with a more comfortable experience and more attractive surroundings,” said Steven Bowers, DO, Network Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. “Our goal is to help patients heal faster and feel better sooner.”
St. Luke’s Wound Management Centers specialize in treating wounds caused by:
- Diabetes (especially foot wounds)
- Disorders of the veins and arteries of lower extremities
- Pressure-related injuries
- Complex surgery
The center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a highly effective, painless treatment to heal wounds and radiation complications that are not responding to other treatments. During treatment sessions, patients lie in a clear acrylic chamber filled with pressurized oxygen. The pressure, combined with pure oxygen, increases the concentration of oxygen in the blood stream, in turn enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself.
To schedule an appointment, call St. Luke’s Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine Centers at 484-526-5585. For more information, visit us at www.sluhn.org/wound-management.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group. It has repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.