GOSHEN, Ind. – Tony Keck’s life changed on June 6, 2017. That was the day Keck, who has diabetes, noticed a wet spot on his sock. After some flesh came off in his sock, he made an emergency appointment with his family doctor. His doctor said he had a diabetic foot ulcer and sent him directly to Goshen Wound Center. Diabetic foot wounds require specialized care since they can go from minor to limb-threatening in just a matter of days.
After undergoing surgery to remove the infected area, his care team including Dr. Sean Henning suggested hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT promotes healing in diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, as well as other conditions, through a pressurized chamber where patients breathe in pure oxygen that’s three times higher than normal air pressure. Keck, who can feel claustrophobic, was nervous before starting HBOT treatment, but was determined to fight hard and continue on his care plan.
“The care team explained everything to me. They helped ease my fears before each HBOT session so I could relax and stay committed to my treatment,” Keck said.
Goshen Wound Center, offers life-changing treatment to those who have chronic wounds by applying a multidisciplinary approach with specially trained providers, advanced therapies, individual treatment plans and compassionate care.
Healogics, certified in wound care by The Joint Commission, recognized Goshen Wound Center in early spring of 2018 by awarding them the Center of Distinction Award for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes. These include patient satisfaction rates of higher than 92 percent and wound healing rates of at least 91 percent in less than 30 average days.