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To learn more treatment options available at Baxter Health Wound Healing Center, a department of Baxter Health, call (870) 424-4935.

Advanced Wound Care in North Central Arkansas

At Baxter Health Wound Healing Center, we believe that no one should have to live with an open sore. Our wound healing center is staffed with an experienced team of providers and nurses dedicated to healing chronic wounds through advanced wound-care technologies. We are experts at caring for people whose open wounds have not responded to traditional treatment, with the majority of wounds healed in 12-14 weeks.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

As part of Baxter Health’s dedication to technology, the Wound Healing Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help improve healing. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient spends up to two and half hours in one of our four hyperbaric oxygen chambers receiving highly oxygenated air. The chamber is pressurized with 100 percent oxygen, which is 20 to 30 times more oxygen than we normally breathe. This saturation of oxygen in the body’s tissues promotes:

  • New tissue development
  • Increased white blood cell activity
  • Reduced infection rates and edema
  • The formation of new blood vessels to promote permanent healing.

Customized Treatment Plans

Every wound is the result of a complex and unique set of circumstances. Other health problems often complicate wound care, such as post-surgical infection, diabetes or traumatic injuries. Our providers and staff have expertise in treating patients with a wide variety of wounds and illnesses. Whatever it takes, the Baxter Health Wound Healing Center is equipped to treat your wounds, with most treatments covered by Medicare and Medicaid, HMOs, and other private insurance plans.

The providers and staff at the Baxter Health Wound Healing Center are ready to work with your primary-care physician and other specialists to develop the best course of treatment and get you on the road to recovery. Our individualized treatment plans take into account all aspects of the patient’s current health and medical history.

During wound treatment, you can expect:

  • Our staff to help you understand the process of wound healing
  • To be educated on what is happening every step of your treatment
  • Your progress to be carefully documented as you move through the treatment process
  • All the information and advice you need to continue care once your treatment is complete

After your discharge, we will follow up with you and your physician to ensure that your outcome was successful.

Physicians at the center include Dr. Jacob Dickinson, Medical Director; Dr. Jennifer Foster; Dr. John Spore; Dr. Robert McCurdy, Isaac Gaston, APRN, and Lesli Vargas, APRN. Program Director is Jamie Manes, BSN, RN.