Our premier team of physicians dedicated to your wound care.
Accredited with Distinction by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society.
St. Joseph's Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is recognized for its commitment to providing quality patient care. The center was accredited in 2005 through the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and gained accreditation with distinction in 2008. This certification is awarded to programs that meet or exceed the quality standards established for hyperbaric facilities.
The Center, located at 4000 Medical Center Drive in the Northeast Medical Center, Fayetteville, features state-of-the-art services for patients whose wounds fail to heal normally. Our team of experts provides comprehensive care for wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, traumatic injuries, radiation, pressure, surgical wounds and other circumstances.
Each patient receives personalized attention to attain a positive healing outcome. The center is physician driven and treatment is provided by your wound care physician. Our team is committed to providing our patients and caregivers a plan that will facilitate healing. Onsite assistance for dressing supplies and durable medical equipment needs is also available.
JOSEPH BYRNE, M.D., has been the center Medical Director since 2004, is Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and has more than 25 years experience as a vascular surgeon.
Paula Pons, M.D., our Assistant Medical Director, is a Certified Wound Specialist. Her background is in general surgery and wound care.
Joseph F. McCaffrey, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a fellow in of the American College of Surgery. His background is in general and vascular surgery. He also published Eat to Heal, a book that focuses on nutrition and how it relates to wound healing.
William Dutch, D.P.M., is Board Certified in Foot Surgery. He completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and completed a fellowship in diabetes and reconstructive foot surgery. As a highly trained Podiatric Surgeon, he specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatments of all foot related conditions including unique training in the management of the Diabetic Foot.
Catherine McNerney, D.P.M., the newest member of our team, is Board Qualified in Foot Surgery. Dr. McNerney is a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a 36-month surgical residency at United Health Services Hospital. She has extensive training in local wound care, biologic dressings, and offloading, as well as surgical intervention involving skin flaps, osteotomies and reconstruction.
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Our nursing staff is trained in advanced wound care and our hyperbaric oxygen therapy staff is trained in hyperbaric technology. Staff certifications include Hyperbaric Registered Nurses and Certification in Hyperbaric Technology. There are multiple treatment methods that may be utilized in a patient's care. Some may include:
- Total Contact Casting
- Biological Skin Grafts
- Advanced wound care dressings
- Compression therapy
- Nutritional management
- Management of wound pain
- Diabetic education
- Infectious disease management
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) - a treatment in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized environment. This therapy delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream that assists in the wound healing process and fights certain types of infections. HBOT effectively treats osteomyelitis (bone infection), diabetic wounds of the lower extremity, radiation tissue damage, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and crush injuries.
Studies have shown that specialized wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
- Accelerates wound healing
- Reduces amputation rates
- Helps patients avoid hospitalization
You may contact the Center directly by calling (315) 329-7770.
Appointment Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m.