WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s wound center gets reaccredited

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has received national reaccreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Only 200 hyperbaric centers in the United States have achieved UHMS accreditation. Accepted as the “gold standard” in accrediting clinical hyperbaric facilities, the UHMS program and standards have been recognized by The Joint Commission.

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is an outpatient department of WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center. It opened in November 2012 with one hyperbaric chamber and a second chamber was added in September 2013. In 2015, the center became the first wound care center in West Virginia to receive UHMS accreditation.

The center is staffed with specially trained physicians, nurses and technicians who assess each patient looking at underlying causes that lead to chronic wounds. After each assessment, the treatment plan is then individualized to meet the specific needs of that patient.