A new technology is now available for patients at Genesis Healthcare.
The Genesis Wound Care Center had an open house on Thursday to unveil their two new Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers to the public. The HBO's work by providing oxygen to patient's wounds.
"We are increasing the oxygen content to the wounds that are trying to heal. Wounds heal better when they have as much concentration of oxygen which then aids in healing of the tissue, " said Medical Director, Genesis...
The Genesis Healthcare System has reason to celebrate.
The Trauma Center is marking its one year anniversary as a level three center. Since 2010 when the center received status as a trauma center to June of 2011 over 1,500 patients were seen and over 1,200 avoided transfer to another hospital.
"It's saved the community as well as the patients over $20,000,000 in air transport costs and $2,000,000 in ground transport costs," said Dr. Stuart...
A five year renewable agreement will help stabilize an over 100 year old area hospital.
Genesis Healthcare and Coshocton County Memorial announced the deal. Under the terms of the agreement Coshocton Memorial will remain independent. The move helps them gain access to $5(m) of credit. In the past the hospital has implemented cost cutting measures, but reached a critical point when they started to use more and more of their rainy day fund.